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\A/HAT IS ROUGH DRAFT ? 

ROUGH DRAFT 

A prelimenary outline for expanding the limits of fun and creativity.... 

A chance for new and unusual opportunities for intense experiences 

'to stretc±i the limits push the envoloc>e' 

RCU&J BRAPT and when it works - it works 1 

■ • Louis r--. Brill 

I see this as a kind of participatory pre-school for adults, in that it can 
be an outlet to get together for any type of activity that is 
self-expressive, explores the world in a new way, or is just plain fun. I 
would like to see it be a supp>ortive forum where anybody feels comfortable 
putting on an event or class, amd a group where people feel comfortable 
playing with different creative processes even if the product doesn't come 
out to be hip and polished. . Saffron 

Reality Is more fun thaji anything you can Imagine 

Joe 'ffelnsteln 

Rough Draft is a place where displaced extraterrestrials, dreamers, 
artists, urban necromacers, inspired game players, esoteric scholars, 
wandering spirits, playful adults and wiley children can explore their 
ideas and desires , and present them without restrictions. It is a 
__ place to subvert our own and other peoples shopworn personal realities. 

• Lance Alexander 

I'm going Into this with very little expectation. Suprise me. 

Sandy Hatch 

ROUGH DRAFT is a clearinghouse / newsletter where anyone who wants to 
do anything that would Involve people in a creative, novel or partici- 
patory activity can list it. These can be events, performances, classes 
projects, .. .or whatever you want. The process is openended and and by 
comming to an event or listing one in the newsletter, you become an 
active and equal partner in the creation of ROUGH DRAFT 

ROUGH DRAFT has no rules, no meetings, no officers, and no permanent staff. 
There is no consensus about what it is or where its going. Right now it's 
a name and an address. It is extreemly open ended and invites active 
participation. 

To participate send us a write-up of your event, class, project or what- 
ever. All we ask is. 

1) Make it clear to the participants wnat you want them to do: where 
you weint them to meet, at what time, what they should bring or 
where they should write or call, etc. Be specific. 

2) Have your write-up and/or Illustrations camera ready so that all 
the newsletter editor has to do paste it down to the newsletter 
and xerox it. Failure to do this could conceivably lead to errors 
unintentional or otherwise by the editor, for which he will take 

J absolutly HO responsibility. 

3) We ask that no organized religious or political groups use ROUGH 
DRAFT to spread their fetishs and obsessions. We're not here to 
propagandize people. 

4) Be responsible. What goes around, comes around. 

5) The deadline for the next newsletter is Sept. 19th. 
Send write-ups to: 

ROUGH DRAFT 
BOX 199 

90A Irving St. 
San franclsco.CA 
9A122 














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HELP NEEDED 

"I need someone to do a little discreet detective work 

me. There Is some Information I need gathered before 
y... Well anyway, It's urgent and I can't let anyone else 
know I ve got it. if you're discovered or If you find your- 
self being tailed you'll have to use your own resources. 
^V^Za 1°^ consider a disguise? Frankly this area Is getting 
S,T?t'.^? jou won't be the only one looking for the goods? 
but it 8 imparltlve that no one suspects that you're after 
my InTo, or else all hell could break loose. 

Think it over, if you want the Job call 845-8747 



COKIBG IN OCTOBER: 

Louie Brill's Smorgasbord of Physical Slcllls, Lunch with Zlvls and 
two Halloween events; 



EKTER THS UNKNOWN 

An intense event scheduled for October 31 

Not for the squeamish nor those who think that Gary Wame has been reduced 
to ashes. Limit of twenty by application. More details commlng. 



L 41 ALLOWS EWE 



(Friday, OctoDer 31st), 10:A5 p.m., Berkeley 



We've put together a special, spooky Halloween event just for you! 
The event is scheduled late to accommodate parties beforehand (and 
-^ossibly afterward). Hint: wear your craziest, zaniest costume. 

ase bring: $7.00, flashlight, blindfold, plus a $2.00 BART ticket. 
We will meet at the North Berkeley BART station. Please be on time! 
P.S. Bring a water gun if you have one (no dart guns, please.) 
Event will end by 1:30 a.m. 



Elaine Affronti 
(564-1349) 
Jean Moshofsky 
(please, n£ phone 
calls before Oct. 10) 



TO^RECE^JE FUTURE COPIES OF THE ROUGH DRAFT NFrfSLETTER, SElvD: 

1) Six self addressed stamped envelopes, AND 

2) Two dollars in CASH to: ROUGH DRAFT 

BOX 199 

904 IRVING ST. 

S.F., CA, 94122 



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"I need someone to do a little discreet detective work 
■for me. There is some information I need gathered before 
my... Well anyway, it's urgent and I can't let anyone else 
know I ve got it. If you're discovered or if you find your- 
self being tailed you'll have to use your own resources, 
rfould you consider a disguise? Frankly this area is getting 
crowded so you won't be the only one looking for the goods, 
but it B imparitlve that no one suspects that you*re after 
my info, or else all hell could break loose. 

^^ Think it over. If you want the Job call 643-8747 

\A/HAT IS ROUGH DRAFT ? 

ROUGH DRAFT 

A prelimenary outline for expanding the limits of fun and creativity.... 

A chance for new and unusual opportunities for intense experiences 

'to stretch the limits push the envolope' 

ROUGH DRAFT and when it works - it works ! 

Louis K. Brill 

I see this as a kind of participatory pre-school for adults, in that it can 
be an outlet to get together for any type of activity that is 
self-expressive, explores the world in a new way, or is just plain fun. I 
would like to see it be a supportive forum where anybody feels comfortable 
rmtting on an event or class, and a group where people feel comfortable 
playing with different creative processes even if the product doesn't come 
out to be hip and polished. „ _. 

Saffron 
Reality Is more fun than anything you can Imagine 

Joe Weinsteln 

Rough Draft Is a place where displaced extraterrestrials, dreamers, 
artists, urban necromacers, inspired game players, esoteric scholars, 
wandering spirits, playful adults and wiley children can explore their 
ideas and desires , and present them without restrictions. It is a 
place to subvert our own and other peoples shopworn personal realities. 

Lance Alexander 
I'm going into this with very little expectation. Suprise me. 

Sandy Hatch 

ROUGH DRA?T is a clearinghouse / newsletter where anyone who wants to 
do anything that would involve people in a creative, novel or partici- 
patory activity can list it. These can be events, performances, classes, 
pro jects, . . .or whatever you want. The process is openended and and by 
comming to an event or listing one in the newsletter, you become an 
active and equal partner in the creation of ROUGH DRAFT 

FOR MORE INFORMATIOIM 

about participating in Rough Draft, including times and/or locations 
of all the events listed here; 

1 ) Send a self addressed stamped envelope to : ROUGH DRAFT 

BOX 199 
904 Irving St. 

OR San Francisco, CA 

— . 94122 

2) Come to our first event. The Par Course on Sept. 13 (see other 
side) and V7e will give you a copy of the nevrsletter 




ROOGH DRAFT 



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BOX 199, 904 IRVING STREET, SAN FRANCISCO , CA , 9^122 



THE PAR COURSE 

Saturday, Sept. 13, '^ :0C p.m. 

r.eet In front of the Transamerlca Pyramid 

This event Is designed to challenge, confront and entertain the participants 

This Is not a standard par course. Instead It uses The City Itself as both 

objectives and obstacles , 

Wear comfortable, layered clothing, good walking shoes, and money for bus 
fare and miscellaneous expenses. ^'tSS^, 

Sandy 




2:30 to A:PO. 
Please bring 



re! We will assemble at 
n San Francisco at 11:30 a.m. sharp 
bar 20th. Arriving at the Faire at 
hot and tired will take a break at 
ter (possibly the ocean) from about 
We will leave the Faire at closing time (6:00 
$11.50 for Faire admission ($1.00 off with pink 



pages coupon), money for food and drivers, plus towel 



bathing suit and sun accouterments. 
inv i ted . 



Renaissance costume 



MASK MAKING 



SeDtember 21, 2PM 



An afternoon, and maybe evening, of creating and playing with 
plaster-of-paris and paper-cut masks, with the emphasis on self-expression 
and fun, rather than "Art". Saffron 

MIDNIGHT PICNIC (tenebrous gluttony) 
September 27, 10:45 p.m. 





F. 



Stuffing our faces in dark and unusual places within the S 
city limits. An ongoing project... Be sure to bring your 
sense of humor as well as one good true story. Also bring; 

Warm layered clothing for a cold and possibly wet/foggy night 

Sturdy shoes — A gourmet potluck dish for five people 

A flashllte A piece of firewood An ID A daypact 

carry all this stuff in A car if you have one 

[optional, if you want to sleep where you eat, bring a 

ground sheet and a sleeping bag....) t„^^^ o t 

^ i' & e / Lance ^: Louis 



to 



norm's theory shoppe 

4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 28 

BRING: 

a) Toree outlandish yet plausible theories; 

b) Money for beer; 

c) Your best question-asking ability. 

John Dowdell 




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:■:■&!!:':■ to RSCEIYE rough draft every MONTH: 
WM^ 1) Send 3lx SASEs and $2.00 CASH 

2) Send $4.00 CASH k your address 



ROUGH DRAFT 

BOX 199 

904 IRVING ST. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94l22 



ROUGH DRAFT is an opportunity for displaced extraterrestrials, dreamers, artists, 
urban necromancers, inspired gaune players, esoteric scholcirs , wandering spirits, 
playful adults and wiley children to explore their ideas and desires without 
restrictions. We invite you to participate with us in subverting old realities anc^ 
creating new ones. 




DIA DE LOS MUERTOS-DAY OF THE DEAD SUNDAY NOV. 2, 6:00 PM 

31-A Dearborn (between 17th & 18th street) 

This Mexican holiday is celebrated in San Francisco at 
Galeria De La Raza with an art exhibit and a candle-lit 
procession. We'll meet at 6 to paint our faces as skulls (or you 
canpainton a half mask), and leave for the Galeria at 6:30 P.M. 

Bring donation for Galeria and for face paints and wear warm clothes. 



THE PLAYGROUNDS OF SAN FRANCISCO SAT., NOV. 8th, 7:00 P.M. 

Meet at the baseball diamond, 7th Ave. & Lincoln 

If one implicit ideal of this group is to use the City as a 

playground, tonight we'll pursue that goal literally by 

visiting the best playgrounds in San Francisco, and without 
having to compete wit the greedy little nippers who selfishly hog 
the seesaws and monkey bars during daylight hours. Today's 
playgrounds have all sorts of creative, high-tech toys unheard 
of when we were kids, and most childless adults don't even know 
they exist. Under cover of darkness, we can explore them, and 

act as playful and/or childish as we wish and without some 

snotty three year olds screeching in our ears. 

Bring vehicles and a potluck meal, and wear loose, layered 
clothes and sneakers. 

Gregor 





INTERHOLTELIC GALACTIC MANEUVERS 

Do you yearn for excitement? The far reaches of space? 

Fancy clothing you're too embarassed to wear anywhere except your 

bathroom? 

Yearn no more, O starstruck travelers. 

Join us for the infamous galactic battles of legends past. 
The time has come to don our absolutely most stunning attire 
(tuxedos and gowns or the closest equilivant) and repair to the 
inner reaches of species decay (otherwise known as downtown), to 
there engage in a battle of stealth, brains, and quick-witted 
maneuvers in alien territory. 

BRING: $$$ for eating later. 

Stunning outfits with comfortable shoes. 

Umbrella in case of rain (the game is played indoors, but we 

will be outdoors for short periods). 
MEET: Friday, November 14th, 8:15 P.M. sharp, on the steps of 
Grace Cathedral at Taylor and California. 

The Galactic Interloper 




WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU ANOTHER CHANCE I I 

After returning from our tr?.p to Acapulco with all our winnings 

from the last race, we thought we'd give you suckers ah, I mean 

fortunate individuals another chance at rediscovering the joys 

of watching extremely short, skinny men in weird suits ride 
beauteaous creatures around a race track. Experience the 
sensation of complete lunacy as your horse comes around the 
track, ahead of the pack, changing to utter desolation as he 
falls behind to fourth place. This stuff isn't very addictive-— 
you need lots of money for that but it is fun. 

BRING: At least $10.00 and sunscreen if it's nice out. 

OPTIONAL: There's picnic tables out on the grass if anyone's 
inclined to bring a food feast. Otherwise figure on hot dogs, 
pizza, and beer. 

MEET: On Sunday, November 16th, 12 noon at the Southeast corner 
of Diamond and Bosworth (in front of the Bart Station). 

A. Hatch&Madame Blavatsky 



WASH & WEAR ART Nov. Ibth, 2:00 P.M. 

An afternoon of printing and stamping t-shirts or other fabric items 

BRING $3.00 towards cost of textile paints, at least one white or 
light colored t-shirt or other fabric item to decorate, any 
rubber stamps or paint brushes you own, and wear clothing you can 
get messy in. 

Where: 31-A Dearborn street, (between 17th & 18th, Guerrero & Valencia) 
if lost, call 552-1860 





VIDEO NIGHT AT MS. TREE'S 



Tuesday, November 18, 7:J0pm 



We'll watch strange and exotic videos, and eat popcorn and other 
movie fare, surrounded by other eager and expectant souls. CALL 
564-8689 with your movie suggestions, to make a reservation, and 
to find out the location. 

MS. TREE 



EAT AND BE POISONED 

A mysterious game of death and eating. 

You must wear mysterious clothing, i.e. trenchcoats, .'arge 
hats, seedy clothes, etc. 

You must bring exceptional food: main entrees, salads, or 
amazing desserts. 

You must be prepared for an unknown game of intrigue, 
suspense, and death. 

And bring an appetite. (heh,heh,heh. . . . ) 

MEET: Saturday, November 22nd, 7:00 sharp, at the S.E. corner 
of Diamond and Bosworth (in front of the Glen Park BART station). 

J & S 




TO RECIEVE ROUGH DRAFT EVERY MONTH: 

1) send six SASEs and $2.00 cash 

or to: 

2) send $4.00 cash & your address 



ROUGH DRAFT 
BOX 199 

904 IRVING ST. 
S.F. CA. 94122 








**THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHANY SOCIETY** 



DECEMBER 1986 



ISSUE #4 




POETRY BREAKFAST IN THE WOODS 

Start your day right with vitamin fortified poetryl 

Commune with nature by the dawn's early light and a hot cup o' 

Joei Share doughnuts with Dickinson. ..granola with Ginsberg * 

coffee n" Keats. 

Here's the picture: In a secluded spot in the forest perfectly 
suited for the- recitation of poetry and the consumption of food, 
we will assemble early in the morning, and each of us will recite 
a favorite poem (poets bring your own), and share a hearty meal 
as the sun slowly warms our noses. Gainfully employed workers 
should have plenty of time to get to work. 

BRING: a favorite poem and some breakfast food to share. 
Candles optional. Dress warmly. 

MEET: Ninth Ave. entrance to Stybing Arboretum (near Lincoln Way) 

by 6:45 A.M. Wed., December 10. 
IF IT RAINS: let's try December 17. 

for Info: Tom 387-R0"51 





VIDEOS AT MR. REES ' 



Friday, December 12, 2:00pm til ? 



We're going to watch strange and exotic videos again. ..but with 
more space to accomodate people and more time to watch tapes. 
Bring your favorite tapes, either commercial or one of a kind, 
Sc/oT food to share, Sc/or money for beer and sodas. CALL 661-4121 
with your movie suggestions, to make a reservation, and to find 
out the location. 

MR . REE 



THE CHURCH AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD 



Saturday, December 13, 
900 p.m. SHARP 



A possibly dangerous, but uplifting assult on the heavens. A 
profane ascent to view the world from on high. 

Wear very dark, loose, layered clothing and rubber soled shoes 
that grip surfaces. Leave your backpacks at home. Bring ID, no 
drugs or alcohol 

We'll eat nearby afterwards. Postponed by rain. 

Call 444-4371 before December 12 to reserve a spot and get the 
meeting location. 

ASHLEY WEST 








AMAZING TRAVEL TALES 



Monday, December 15, 8:00 p.m. 



Watch the bus ahead of yours go off a cliff? Embarassed yourself 
in a foreign language? Gotten a lift from a psychopath? 

All adventurous travelers and would-be travelers are welcome to 
come and talk it up. Anyone with encouraging words and good 
advice about traveling in Mexico and Central America are 
especially welcome. 

MEET AT: Cafe Picaro, 3120 16th St., between Valencia and 

Guerrero 

(Look for the person with the copy of this newsletter {don't be 

shy)) 

SAFFRON 



FUTURE EVENTS 



Thursday, December 18, 7:30 p.m. 

1323 11th Ave., San Francisco 



There will be a very informal gathering to talk about where Rough 
Draft is headed and to plan future events. If you have ideas you 
would like to share with us, assistance to offer, or would like 
help organizing a project or event, please join us. For more 
information: Lance 661-4121 





"Eleven percent of the worlds population has no conscience" 

Phil 
(after having his car stolen and 
being mugged all on the same day) 




SERENADING SAN FRANCISCO 



Friday, December 19, 7:00 



We will stroll, chomp, and sing Christmas carols. Dress warmly, 
wear comfortable shoes; bring song sheets and portable eats. Call 
444-4371 with suggested caroling locations or for more info. 

MEET AT: Cable car turnaroud, foot of California Street 

LAURA i. DEB 





AT HOME WITH THE TOAD FAMILY 

Thursday, December 25, 10:00 a, 



through late evening 



We are going to hang out at home all day on Christmas. If you 
tire of running around opening presents and stuffing your face , 
come by our house and visit us. We'll fires in the fireplaces, 
nice people, soft places to sit or lie, and some friendly non- 
Christian Christmas cheer. Bring somthing to eat or drink 

leftovers are welcome, the food is for nibbling. 

1504 Golden Gate, down the hill from Divisadero. Park in the 
school lot. 

TOAD TERRIFIC & COLEMAN GNU 



TRUTH OR DARE 



Saturday , December 27, 7:00 p.m. 



Some secret you've been concealing? Have a sadistic desire to 
embarass others? Come to this game of self-revalation and absurd 
pranks. Bring plenty of secrets you don't want to tell anyone, 
and absurd and disgusting substances (clean out the refrigerator) 
for use in 'dares'. (Wear old clothes, ed.) 



MEET AT: S.E. of Diamond and Bosworth 
station . 




at the Glenn Park Bart 
SANDY 



YOU BET YOUR LIFE 

(or "Chico's Revenge") 




Saturday, December 28, 12:30 p.m. 



Do you like adventure? Suspense? The roar of the crowd? The 
smell of a good cigar? One of the above??? 

Enter an unknown game of chance and circumstance at a mysterious 
location. Winners will come away happy and rich. Losers will 
eat their shirts and be the wiser for it. 

To play the game you must bring $10.00 and send a postcard with 
your home adress and phone # to: Chico's Revenge, P.O.Box 210154 
S.F., CA 94121. Applications must be received by December 26th. 



dedn ^ lov'se, ^Bndy 



DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE IS DECEMBER 20th 
Send them to us at P.O.Box 199, 904 Irving St. S.F., CA 94122 



TO RECIEVE ROUGH DRAFT EVERY MONTH: 

1) send six SASEs and $2.00 cash 

or 

2) send $4.00 cash & your address 



to: 



ROUGH DRAFT 
BOX 199 

904 IRVING ST. 
S.F. CA. 94122 



Please let us know which issue you want us to start your 
subscription with. This is issue #4. 




Rough Draft 



^^ 




JANUARY 1987 - ISSUt #5 



**TJIE OKFJCIAI, ORGAN OK THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHANY SOCIETY** 

ROUGH URAtT IS an opportunity for displaced extrat' i i e '. t r i f. 1 s , 
dreamers, artist, urban necromacers, inspired game players, 
esoteric scholars, wandering spirits, playful adnlts and wily 
children to explore tl.eir ideas and desires without restrictions. 
We invite you to participate with us in subverting old re:-lities 
and creating new ones. 




HARKEN BACK TO YESTERYEAR 



Saturday, January 10, 7:30 p.m. 



In the days of radio the comedians were at their funniest, 
mysteries at their most mysterious, and scary stories left plenty 
to youi imagination. 

Tonight we are pulling out our best radio shows-the funniest, the 
scariest, the most entertaining- and re-learning the art of 
listening to an entertainment mode that's been sadly forgotten. 

Bring munchies, knitting, basket weaving, and especially your 
ears. If you have a radio show that you find particularly 
entertainin9 bring that to. 

MEET: At the Glen Park BART station at Bosworth & Diamond, in 
front of the bus stop on Bosworth St . 

Jean & Louise 




FUTURE EVENTS 



Thursday, January 15, 7:30 p.m. 
The Owl 6. Monkey Cafe 
1336 9th Ave. 



There will be an informal gathering to talk about and plan future 
events. If you have ideas you would like to share with us, 
assistance to offer, or would like help organizing a project or 
event, please ]oin us. We'll be in the back room. 





POST HOLIDAZE PUB CRAWL 



Saturday, January l?th, 8:00 p.m. 



As another Yuletide wanes into the past and the streets fill with 

the clamor of The New Year our thoughts naturally turn to new 

adventures, new insights, new festivities. 



Fear not, o seeker of mirthl 



TIS TIME TO CRAWLl 



To carry on the infamous British tradition of sampling the 
various brews and spirits of the land by paying homage to the 
gleaming fortresses of quaffery: The Pubs of The Cityl 

We start at the Penny Farthing Pub, 679 Sutter St., Saturday 
night. January 17, at 8 p.m. Bring money, ID and wear 
comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Once at the Penny Farthing 
look for a man wearing a black overcoat with a white carnation on 
his lapel. He will be at the Penny Farthing untjl 8:45 p.m. 

After that the group will have left the pub arid moved on so 

don't be late! 

This event is being produced by "THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON". 

For questions call us at (415) 626-5356 anvtime. 



THE POET WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD 



Saturday Jan. 24 9:00p.m. 



Our second monthly Rotating Poetry Demolition Derby moves indoors 
and into the night — This time we'll even have a microphone for 
the soft spoken, as well as more "atmosphere", and of course more 
food . 

BRING: a poem to read, from any source, and some food to share 

MEET: 9:00p.m., January 24 at 223 Mississippi St. (between 18th 
& Ma r iposa ) i n the studio of the San Francisco Moving 
Company . 
Nearest bus: the 22 Fillmore stops at 18th £. Texas 

for info: TOM 387-8051 




A VISIT TO THE TIME MACHINE 



Sunday, January 25,12:00 p. 



It's the opportuity of a lifetimel Visit you own pastl We will 
take participants to a time machine located somewhere in the Bay 
Area and then send them back in time to relive their own 
childhood experiences (mentally, anyway). 

BRING: Some interesting item from the Fost-war era (1945 to say 
1970)that you are willing to give away, a few dollars 
for a donation and for food afterwood, a car, gassed up 
and ready to go, or gas money for car pooling. 



MEET: 



At the Glen Park BART Station at Bosworth I. Diamond, in 
front of the bus stop on Bosworth St. Look for the two 
of us, we'll have a sign. 

Louis & Lance 




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RITUAL LYING * 



Saturday, February 7th, 8:00 p.m. 



Tonight we will attempt to recreate the experience of our 
primitive ancestors in a world of Great Deeds, Daemons, Spirits, 
and Gods, who, in a world without television, stereo, or "The 
Weekly World News", entertained themselves by gathering around 
the campfire to astound each other with tales of glorious 
adventure . 

We will don Neo-pr i m i t i ve costume and (in deference to the 
weather) assemble in a confortable Neo-tribal campsite to blur 
and recreate consensus reality with our oun tales of great deeds 
and glorious adventures. Did you beat city hall / fly in a UFO / 
shoot craps with the devil ? This is your chance to talk about 
it. 

Feel free to bring a sample of your favorite intoxicant. For 
location and Neo-details, call Jim. at 386-1768 

* Ritual t ruth-tel 1 ing on a 1 im ited basis, is also permiss ible . 



Comming in Febuary ... VALENTINE VAUDEVILLE ill 

Musicians 1 Reconteursl CirCiS Performers I Home Movie Buffsl 
Were looking for people who want to show off their talents or 
personal possessions. To corripletc- this evening of marvels we are 
searching for: 1) A carousel projector 2) A video camera 3) A 
sweet female vocalist 4) A small moveable piano [non-electric] 
and 5) A large hook suitable for removing people from stage. 

If you would like to perform, or can help us, please call Louise 
(564-8689) or Jean (550-1397) for more details. 



lyJ^T^A 




RECOVER FROM THE HOLIDAYS 

For Rent , Cheap; One co f f in ,s 1 igh t ly used, complete with satin 
lining, pillow, and all hardware. Shroud included. 

Call [ laine at 564-134? 





EXCITE YOUR MAILBOX, JOIN THE CACOPHONY, SUBSCRIBE TO ROUGH DRAFT 



TO SUBSCRIBE: 

1) send six SASEs and $2.00 CASH 

or 

2) send $4.00 CASH & your address 



BOX 199 
to: 904 IRVING ST. 

S.F. CA. 94122 



Please let us know which issue you want us to start your 
subscription with. This is issue #5. 



DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOK THE NEXT ISSUE IS JANUARY 20th 
Send tliem to us at P.O.Box 199, 904 Irving St. S.F., CA 94122 



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**THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY* < 



FEBRUARY 1987 



ISSUE #6 



ROUGH DRAFT is an opportunity for displaced extraterrestrials, 
dreamers, artist, urban necromacers, inspired game players, 
esoteric scholars, wandering spirits, playful adults and wily 
children to explore their ideas and desires without restrictions. 
We invite you to participate with us in subverting old realities 
and creating new ones . 




CHINESE HEW YEAR'S TREASURE HUNT 



Saturday, Feb 7, 5:30 P.M. 



A wild quest through the chaotic streets of Chinatown amid the 
noise and cacophony of the New Year's parade celebration. Four 
teams will dart through the narrow alleyways seeking a series of 
clues that will lead them to a final banquet site. 

BRING: A potluck banquet for five? comfortable clothes; a 
flashlight; good walXing/running shoes — be prepared for a lot of 
activity; cars. 

MEET: Parking garage at 5th and Mission Streets — top floor, 5th 
St. side PLEASE DON'T ARRIVE LATE. 



RITDAL LTIHG * 



Saturday, February 7th, 8:00 p.m. 



Tonight we will attempt to recreate the experience of our 
primitive ancestors in a world of Great Deeds, Daemons, Spirits, 
and Gods, who, in a world without television, stereo, or The 
Weekly World News", entertained themselves by gathering around 
the campfire to astound each other with tales of glorious 
adventure. 

We will don Neo-pr imitive costume and (in deference to the 
weather) assemble in a confortable Neo-tribal campsite to blur 
and recreate consensus reality with our oun tales of great deeds 
and glorious adventures. Did you beat city hall / fly in a UFO / 
shoot craps with the devil 7 This is your chance to talk about 
it. 

Feel free to bring a sample of your favorite intoxicant. For 
location and Neo-details, call Jim at 396-1768 

* Ritual truth-telling on a limited basis, is also permissible. 










HBCROTIC TALES AMID SEPULCHRAL QDIETUDE Friday, Februrary 13th 

Night of the Full Noon 

Many of us have retained fond memories of youthful forays into 
eerie. forbidden, burying grounds; long sessions of flesh 
crawling, creepy storytelling round a dwindling campfires; full 
moon evenings where the brilliant lunar light subtly yet 
hideously suffused common objects such as trees and rocks with 
decidedly sinister hue. 

We shall spend a spine tingling evening in a singular local and 
engage in the attempt to severely frighten each other. 

We request that you bring at least one written story or poem 
(your own or one from literature), or a true life tale, or 
folktale, or gruesome newspaper account suitable for deeply 
disturbing your fellow adventurers. 

FUTHER REQUIREMENTS: 1) warm, dark colored clothing 2) good 
boots 3) a potluck dinner dish(s), in a knapsack 4) valid ID 
5) a car, if you have one, gassed up and ready to leave [we 11 
carpool and split gas costs]. 

MEET: At 7:00 pm., at 7th Ave. and Lincoln Way. (at the baseball 
diamond, 100 yards inside park.) DO NOT BE LATE OR YOU'LL BE LEFT 
BEHIND. 

As noted above, this event falls on Friday the 13th, night of the 
full moon. This particular conjunction of the lunar cycle and the 
Gregorian Calander is extremly rare. The last full moon to fall 
on Friday the 13th was in March of 1948. 

Lucian Taylor 



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VALEHTIITE VAXTEDVIVLX 





Saturday, February 14, 7:30 pm 

Haight Ashbury Connnunity Center 
1833 Page Street 



Relive the grand old days of vaudeville, when the crowd roared 
and the vegetables flew. 

If you have an act, we want youi But remember the crowd may say 

P.U.I ' 

Yes, the recruitment call is officially on I We want performers I 
We want an audience 1 If you are an audience show up at the 
Haight Ashbury Community Center at 7i30 pm. If you are a 
performer call Louise at 564-8689, or Jean Louise at 550-1397 to 
discuss your act, — we're looking for unusual acts. Tell Jokes ! 
Perform Magic 1 Show Slides of Your Tripl Exibit Some Strange 
Object from Your Closet I Remember there's no business liXe show 
business 1 

Jean & Louise 



FUTURE EVENTS 



Thursday, February 19 
The Owl & Monkey Cafe 
1336 9th Ave. 



Therewill be an informal gathering to talk about and plan future 
events. If you have ideas you would like to share with us, 
assistance to offer, or would like help organizing a project or 
event, please join us. We'll be in the back room. 





FORMAL DRESS CELEBRATION AT THE BRIDGE 



Sunday, 

February 22, 4:00pm1 



Catherine Baker celebrates her 40th birthday with a formal d 
potluck dinner at the Golden Gate Bridge. A social must 
bridge buffs, outdoor dining lovers, and folks who just need an 
excuse to wear their tails during the day. Black tie required. 

BRING: A potluck meal for five which can be easily carried; 
portable table if you have one. 

MEET: Vista Point parking lot, just north of the bridge. 




PUBLIC THEATER Saturday, 

(or. How to Make Yourself a Public Spectacle) February 28, 8:00pm 

Utilizing the interior of the fascinating public structue, the 
Transbay Terminal, we will be reading and acting out "Invasion of 
the Space Pandas." Come and experience this wonderful playl 
There are six major parts and many supporting characters-plenty 
of room for participants and observers alike. 

BRING: A small potluck for after the curtain falls, and §2.00 to 
help pay for the photocopying of the script and other incidental 
expenses 

MEET: On the south side of Mission Street, between 1st and 
Fremont Streets, at ground level in front of the Transbay 
Terminal 

Elaine 564-1349 
Louise 564-8689 




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Saturday, March 7, 8:00pni 



Our first intrepid expedition in the surreal world of verbal 
reality building was such a huge success that we're already doing 
it again 1 

The intrepid world builders will again gather in the imaginary 
forest to gather about the hypothetical campfire to tell tales. 
We'll begin by sharing great experiences from (or "possibly" 
from) real life, and progress through the exagerated and unlikely 
into the eldrich and chimerical realms of pure imagination. At 
the end of the first hyperbolic voyage, we tasted an alternitive 
reality in which virtuallu anything was possible. One brave 
unfortunate never came back. 

Imagination and an open mind are the only requirements; 
inhibition-diluting and intoxicating substances are very welcome. 

Attendence is by reservation only. There will be a 13-being 
limit, so please call early to reserve your placel 



POST APOCyVLYPSE POLKLORE 



Friday, March 13, 7:00pm 



Jim: 386-1768 



It finally happened. The unthinkable had occured. That shadow 
of doom that for so long had subtly darkened even the most 
prosaic of our daily pursuits had finally fallen, plunging the 
world into a new dark ages. We, the few twisted remnants of 
humanity, have crept and limped from out of our steel nests and 
concrete safe holds to meet in the debris of civilization and 
share our memories of life before the fall. Memories that are 
even now growing dim with the passage of time. Memories that we 
hold to tenaciously as if our very existence depended on them. 

So join your fellow refuges and survivors and share a story with 
us of life before the fall, or of the wars, plagues, 
environmental disasters and lawlessness that ended civilization. 
It can be a story written by someone else, or some of your own 
memories of these future catastrophies . 



BRING: 



ALSO: 



MEET: 



Dwarm dark colored clothes, suitable for camping out. 
2)good boots 3)a potluck in a knapsack 4)a valid ID 
5)a car, gassed up and ready to go, if you have 
one. ..we'll carpool to our destination and split gas 
costs 6) firewood, if you can possibly bring it. 

Some of us will spend the entire night, leaving after 
dawn. Those who wish to leave earlier will be escorted 
saftly back to the edge of pre-apocalypse civilization 
and their cars. If you intend to stay all night, bring 
a sleeping bag and liquids (water , juice, wine, beer 
etc.) as there will be no uncontaminated water 
available due to fallout. 

At 7:00 pm, at 7th Ave. and Lincoln Way, at the 
baseball diamond 50 yards inside the park. DON'T BE 

LATE OR YOU WILL BE LEFT BEHIND IN THE PLAGUE 

INFESTED RUINS OF POST-APOCALYSE SAN FRANCISCO! 

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE CANCELLED BY RAIN 




A. Roquentin & Tallis 




STORIES OP THE SAN FRANCISCO SUICIDE CLUB Satuday, March 14 

7:30 pm 

Re-live those days gone by, or come listen to true tales of 
adventure, intrigue, dark motives and fun. We will get 
comfortable and share our stories, which will be recorded. Some 
snacks will be provided; you can bring some more goodies. 

I have been collecting tales of the SFSC for a few years now. I 
have interviewson tape with several members, including Gary 
Warne, and would appreciate contributions from anyone. 



MEET: At 7:30 pm, at 229 Chenery St. 
directions, -call Jean at 550-1397. 



San Franci sco. 



For 



Dan Spero 
5069-A Wilder Dr. 
Soquel, CA 95073 
tel. (408) 462-6356 




FUTURE BVEHTS 



Thursday, March 19 
The Owl (i Monkey Cafe 
13369thAve. 7:30p.m. 



Therewill be an informal gathering to talk about and plan future 
events. If you have ideas you would like to share, assistance to 
offer, or would like help organizing a project or event, please 
join us. We'll be in the back room. 

For information: 
Lance, 661-4121 





THE SUPER 8 HOTEL 



Friday, March 20, 7:30 pm 

Haight Ashbury Connnunity Cultural Center 
1833 Page Street 




Take a break from the video electron gun. Come w^tch the subtle 
hues of Super 8 as we dust off the old projector and present a 
casual collection of Super 8 films, inspired and otherwise. 
Included will be two by Steve Mobia "Disoria" and "Wedlock" (with 
Pierre Barral, Sharon Cain, John Law, Jane Solis and others), 
Gregg Rickman's romantic comedy "Cream O'Dreams" (starring Chris 
DeMonterey, Dave (Flamo) Warren, Kally Khan fc Steve Mobia, 
experimental musical shorts by Phil Bewley, Mark Knego"s 
"Surrealistic Graveyard", a monster epic by David Michalak an^ 
an open screening afterwards for whoever shows up with a fil 
Bring party favors and we'll try and keep your eyes open. 



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SURRENDER TO UBKNOWH POWERS: INSIDIOUS DESIGNS #1 

Saturday, March 21, 7:00 pm 

This event is guaranteed to be adventurous, exciting, and 

unusual to say the least. Though we cannot guarantee it, we 

hope that it will also prove mysterious, mind-altering and 
memorable. On this event we will enter an alien environment, 
made even more alien by our mode of entry. We will enter a 
mysterious chamber where time stands still as past will be 
present and what happens next is a suprise. 

If you are deathly afraid of heights, claustrophobic, averse to 
wallowing in dirt, over 50 inches in circumference, or so 
physically impared that you cannot engage in a moderatly 
strenuous sport,- this event might not be for you. But if your 
willing to give it a try, your welcome to come along. 

BRING: Dwarm, dark, layered cloths that you don't care about 
2)tennis shoes or boots 3)a valid ID 4)three dollars 

5)a car, gassed up and ready to go, if you have one 

we'll carp>ool to our destination and split gas costs. 

MEET: At 7:00 pm, at 7th Ave and Lincoln Way, at the baseball 
diamond 50 yards inside the park. Please be on time: 
latecomers will be left behind. 

NOTE: Please eat before you come on this event. We will not 
have acess to food until late night/early morning. There 
will be no potluck afterwards. 

So in the immortal words of Pike Bishop "Lets go I" 

Nellie, I. Jones, Travis, k Alan Breck 





PINBALL FEVER (for amusement only) 



Thursday, March 26 




A whirlwind tour of unique bars in San Francisco while playing 
their pinball machines. This outing is'nt just for pinball 

champs even those who have never touched a flipper button are 

invited to come. A brief history of the "amusement" and a 
description of basic pinball anatomy will allow a mere novice to 
play any of the machines we encounter. We'll visit nightspots 
in: SOMA (south of Market area), the Tenderloin, Union Street 
triangle, Japan Town, The Castro, North Beach, and the Haight 
Ashbury. Finally, we'll gather at the Pinball Parlour on Broadway. 



Bring plenty of loose change and gassed up cars, 
limited so you must call in advance: 564-1349. 



Space is 



Steve Mobia & Chris DeMonterey 



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GUERILiA URBAN RENEWAL 



Friday, May 15, 800 pm 



A great landmark of the 60's counter culture has been torn down 
and replaced by a barren lot filled with unsightly Engines of 
Destruction and caged by an ugly chain-link fence. We are taking 
it upon ourselves to improve this morbid situation by weaving a 
colorful tapestry through the links of this monument to 
inhumanity creating a work of spontaneous art and, hopefully, 
hiding the work of the greedy gnomes from the more human 
community surrounding it. 

WHEN: Friday, May 15, 8:00 pm 
WHERE: 166-B Carl ,at Schrader 
BRING: Strips of brightly colored fabric (the longer the better); 

"Found Art" objects that could be securely wired to a 

chain-link fence. 





FUTURE EVENTS 





WEIRD GARAGE SALE Saturday, May 16, 12:00 Noon 

(or , Is it Art or Merely a Way to Raise Funds for Rough Draft ?) 

This is where Art and Utility meet. Picture this: a garage sale 
comprised of weird and bizarre items ~ some arcane, others merely 
interesting, and yet others. .. wel 1, they defy description by 
words alonel 

Bring your mysterious artifacts over to the empty lot at Haight 
and Cole and let's get aquainted. We'll hopefully be there for 
severa 1 hours . 

WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 12:00 Noon 

WHERE: North-West Corner of Haight and Cole Streets. 

For information call Louise at 564-8689 



Thursday, May 21 
The Owl & Monkey Cafe 
13369thAve. 7:30p.m. 



Therewill be an informal gathering to talk about and plan future 
events. If you have ideas you would like to share, assistance to 
offer, or would like help organizing a project or event, please 
join us. We'll be in the back room. 

For information: 
Lance, 661-4121 




MYSTERY WALK 




Saturday, May 23, 12:00 Noon 



We will be making our way around San Francisco, randomly choosing 
five or six stops on our trek at the beginning of the event, 
using blindfolds, a map of San Francisco and straight pins. At 
each of our locations we will perform some small ritual and/or 
leave behind a small object in rememberence . 

WHEN: Saturday, May 23, 12:00 Noon 

WHERE: 243 Linclon Way #1, Between 3rd and 4th Avenues. 
BRING: Ritual objects, snacks, comfortable shoes and bus fare 
( just in case ) 




SPORTY CAR DRIVING 



Saturday, May 30 



Drive your car on a small twisty road coursel As fast as you 
want. It's totally legal and VERY SAFE for car and driver. The 
course is marked with chalk and orange safty cones on a large 
asphalt area. You run the course individually so there's no one 
to crash into and nothing to hit. If you miss a corner you just 
knock over cones and stop or continue as you like. You'll get 
electronically timed to compare your lap times. Average speeds 
are around 30 mph to 40 mph with a lot of corners. You can have 
fun with ANY type of car and sharpen your road skills. One 
passenger may also be in your car to share the excitement. 

The event is on the 30th of May, and participants should call as 
soon as possible for details and preparatory instructions. 

Cost: 8 dollars ( 14 dollars for two drivers with one car ) 

Call Joe at 843-8747 



NIGHT OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE Saturday, June 6, 8:00 pm 

( A Surrealist Theatre Piece in Three Acts ) 

"EXQUISITE CORPSE: Game of folded paper played by several people, 
who compose a sentence or drawing without anyone seeing the 
preceeding co 1 1 abora t ion or collaborations. The now classic 
example, which gave the game its name was drawn from the first 
sentence obtained this way: The-exquisite-corpse-wi 11-drink-new- 
wine . " 

Andre Breton 
' Le Cadvre Exquis ' 

We're going to take the game several steps further by using it to 
create a short exquisite corpse play. Before the performance, 
willing members of the audience will contribute lines of dialogue 
to a script, none having any idea of "what's gone before" other 
than the line or two by the previous writer. ( Demonstrable 
writing skill is not required.) The result will be nonlinear, 
coherent from moment to moment, yet structured with the logic of 
dreams, to be performed , hot off the xerox, and against all 
reason by our crack Surrealist Acting Troupe. Other unlikely 
events will occur. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 8:00 pm 

WHERE:The Haight Ashbury Community Cultural Center, 1833 Page 

between Cole and Schrader ( below the Library ). 
BRING: 1) a record and/or cassette tape of any sort-music, spoken 

word sound effects, etc. 2) an interesting prop or piece 

of costuming (all personal property will be returned at 

the end of the performance). 

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MIGHT OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE Saturday, June 6, 6:00 pm 

( A Surrealist Theatre Piece in Three Acts ) 



"EXQUISITE CORPSE: Game of folded paper played by several people, 
who compose a sentence or drawing without anyone seeing the 
preceeding collaboration or collaborations. The now classic 
example, which gave the game its name was drawn from the first 
sentence obtained this way: The-exquisite-corpse-will-drink-new- 
wine . " 

Andre Breton 
'Le Cadvre Exquis' 

We're going to take the game several steps further by using it to 
create a short exquisite corpse play. Before the performance, 
willing members of the audience will contribute lines of dialogue 
to a script, none having any idea of "what's gone before" other 
than the line or two by the previous writer. ( Demonstrable 
writing skill is not required.) The result will be nonlinear, 
coherent from moment to moment, yet structured with the logic of 
dreams, to be performed , hot off the xerox, and against all 
reason by our crack Surrealist Acting Troupe. Other unlikely 
events will occur. 

WHEN; Saturday, June 6, 8:00 pm 

WHERE:The Haight Ashbury Community Cultural Center, 1833 Page 

between Cole and Schrader ( below the Library ). 
BRING: 1) a record and/or cassette tape of any sort-music, spoken 

word sound effects, etc. 2) an interesting prop or piece 

of costuming (all personal property will be returned at 

the end of the performance). 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: call Jiir at 386-1768, or Louise at 564-8689 



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GAWES TESTING NIGHT 

Try out brand new games and say wha 
strategy and word games to social i 
This IS planned as an ongoing event 
time. Also, we can talk about the 
interested. Call to find out what 
Bring snacks to share. 

I've been designing games for about 
published. A few more will be out 
geuTies I'm working on. 

LOCATION: 308 Spruce Street (near 

Call if coming: Gini Scott 567-274 



Sunday, June 7 



t you think. The games range from 
nteraction/communicat ion games. 

and the games will be different each 
game- invent ing process if anyone is 
IS scheduled and make a reservation. 



15 years and have had about 2 dozen 
this year and next. These are new 



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POETRY BREAKFAST #3 




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Saturday, June 13, 9:3C A.M. 



(With Special Guest Poet, George Sterling) 



This month, poets, poetry-lovers, and even poetry-haters with a hearty 
appetite for outdoor eating are invited to gather in a cozy Russian 
Hill park to read, listen, eat and drink, and possibly learn a bit of 
San Francisco history. Our special guest will be George Sterling, who 
originally described S.F. as the "cool grey city of love". Although 
he died in 1923 (by suicide, coincidentally ) , he will certainly be 
with us in spirit, for there is a memorial statue to him in this park. 
We may also visit a few houses where he is said to have lived 'and died) 

MEET: Corner of Larkin & Lombard. If no one is there, then you are 
late, 30 walk up into the park and let your ears guide you to 
the poetry, and your nose to the coffee. 

BRING: Food or drink, hot or cold AND you must bring a poem to read, 
any style, any length, from Homer to Hopkins and Beyond. 



See ya there! 



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FUTURE EVENTS 



Tuesday, June 16, 7:30 P.M. 
Owl & Monkey Cafe 
1336 9th Avenue, S.F. 



There will be an informal gathering to talk about and plan future events. 
If you have ideas you would like to share, assistance to offer, or would 
like help organizing a project or event, please join us. We'll be in the 
back room. 



For information: 



Lance 
661-4121 



VIDEO NIGHT III 



Friday, June 19, 7:30 P. 
243 Lincoln Way #1 



This is no ordinary, potato-like Video Night. Heck no! We will be 
viewing 3 or 4 different films: 1) A Douglas Sirk melodrama, 2) A 
horror or science fiction film, 3) and 4) are open at this point. (Please 
offer suggestions.) However, we will be viewing them in an irregular 
fashion- in 10-15 minute rotating segments. Test your memory for con- 
flicting story lines! Test your limits of tolerance! Bring snacks and 
pillows. Call 564-8689 for information. 





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URBAN CAVE PAINTING 
Part One: Cave Collage 



Thursday, June 25, 8:30 P.M. 
243 Lincoln Way #1 



Unauthorized civic decoration, also known as graffiti, seems to be more 
popular and of higher quality than ever, despite Madame Mayor's avowed 
campaign to suppress it. Inspired by this, and with the knowledge that 
post-apocalypse investigators may judge our society by the graffiti it 
leaves behind, a group of cacophonists has selected certain choice loca- 
tions for visual embellisment . 

This first time out we won't use paint, we will be creating an impromptu 
collage in a place frequented by enough people by day to show off our 
creation, but deserted enough at night to allow for discreet artistry. 
If things go smoothly and quickly, we may move onto another site. 

BRING: Any fine art poster you might have moldering in some unseen 
corner of your home or any interesting visuals cut out from 
magazines, scissors, flashlights and one dollar to share in 
expense of paste, etc. 



ENTER THE UNKNOWN 



Saturday, June 27 



If you're tired of being the same person you were yesterday, if you're 
good at following instructions, if you don't mind being blind-folded, 
and if you enjoy talking to strangers, then this event is for YOU. It 
will begin around 7:00 P.M. and last about two or six hours, depending 
on the watch you are wearing. Discussion will follow after. 

To participate, send naune , address and phone number AND a small photo 
of yourself to: GUSTAV SCHERZLICH, 731 TENTH AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 
94118. You will be given instructions by telephone. 



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Thursday, July 9, 9:00 pm 



ere will be a meeting to discuss and plan the Rough 
Draft / Cacphony Society entries in the San Francisco Fair : 
1) Garbage Can Art 2) Urban Scarecrows. BIG MONEY FOR WINNERS 11 



MEET: at 1586 Folsom St. 



Brian 
626-1371 



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July 11 Sat. 12 noon 




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I am going to attempt to photograph every single 
bench in Golden Gate Paj?k in one day and I need 
two or three people to be in the photos. However, 
the more the merrier, and if you want to bring 
a camera also, please do! I reckon it will take 
about three hours - we're not going to dawdle. 
We'll be travelling by foot and by car starting 
at Stani^an St. all the way to the beach. Bring 
food and beverages too for that picnic mood. 

MEET: at 751 Tenth Avenue 12 noon July 11 
INFO: 387-8051 




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GAMES TESTING NIGHT 



Sun. July 19 , 7:30-10:30 p. 



Try out brand new games and say what you think. The games range 
from strategy and word games to social interaction/communication games. 
This is planned as an ongoing event and the games will be different 
each time. Also, we can talk about the game-inventing process if anyone 
is interested. Call to find out what is scheduled and make a reservation. 
Brings snacks to share. 

I've been designing games for about 15 years and have had about 2 dozen 
games published. A few more will be out this year and next. These are 
new games I'm working on. 

LOCATION: 308 Spruce Street (near Qay). San Francisco 

Call if coming: Gini Scott 567-2747 




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"WEST SIDE STORY" FIX -^V, Tuesday, July 21st 

Cn^nber Maria, Tonight, VT J^J^^K^Le SF 
Jet Song, Cool?) ^°^'^ ineatre, bir 

What?!? You've never seen "West Side Story" on a huge 
screen? You've never seen it in public, to the finger- 
clicking and applause of an enthusiastic crowd? WHAT??? 
(gasp) Horror of horrors, you've never seen it AT ALL? 
Believe it or not, I still meet people every day who've 
never seen this classic. Great music, even better dancing 
and hokey but dramatic situations are the stuff this 
early '60's Academy Award winner is made of. 

Dress as your favorite character (Mari^i, Anita, Bernardo) , 
bring admission money ($5.00 or so). Optional food stop 
afterwards at a '50's eatery. 

Meet near the phone in the lobby. "Manhattan" will be 
shown at 7:00 for those who want a real New York City fix. 



Be there or be square! 
near Bryant. 



The York Theatre is on 24th St. 




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A MIDNIGHT PICNIC 



Friday, Jul y 17th, 10:45 pm 




You are invited to join us in an evening of gluttonous delight in 
an unusual, and perhaps scenic location. Bring: a potluck dish 
for five, warm clothes, sturdy shoes, a flashlight, a valid ID 
and a pack to carry all of it in. You may also wish to bring a 
blanket to sit on 

MEET: On the south west corner of Irving and Funston. 

Lance, Jim, and the Other One 



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Please let us know which issue you want us to start your 

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Official journal of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 

Vol I, Noll 
August, 1987 

Welcome to the world of mystery and pandemonium, 
great deeds and tiny miracles. The Cacophony Society 
is a network of free spirits united in the pursuit of 
exp>eriences beyond the pale of mainstream society. 
This newsletter is your key to the current month's more 
legal adventures. We invite you to join us in subverting 
old realities and creating new ones. 

All events take place in San 

Francisco unless otherwise 

indicated. 



EAT THE DEAD 
Sunday, August 9 



SKWPM 



Surprisingly, society's greatest taboo is only a 
misdemeanor under the law, and we aren't talking about 
picking your nose. We have obtained a vaiety of healthy, 
discarded human body parts from SF General Hospital and 
will use them in a feast fit for a cannibal king! We can 
almost guarantee that this will be a once-in-a-lifetime 
gourmet eating opportunity, and a unique charnre to cor\front 
and master your deepest inhibitions. 

Meet At Trad'r Sams" at 6150 Geary, between 25th and 
26th Al venues. I'll be the one wearing the necklace of rat 

skulls. 

3riag An exotic condiment or delicious dessert for at 
least ten. 

CHA>rrEY SING - Event Within an Event 
Saturday, August 15 7:40PM SHARP 

Care' 

Take a turn around the capstan heave a pawl 

about ships station boys be handy — 

we're bound for Valpariso 'round Cape Hottl 

A sea chantey sing in the dark hold of the CA 
Thayer at Hyde Street Pier. The ending time is open- 
-the program officially stopw at 12PM, but we may 
sneak off for beer axvd grog earlier. 

XSVP a must (!D by August 13th. 
CaU 668-2486 

Please leave yoL r name and phone 
number. 



Meet At the Hyde Street Pier entrance. 



GAMES TESTING NIGHT 

Sunday, August 16 7:30 to 10:30PM 

Once again, try out brand-new games and say what 
you thiitk. The games range from strategy, board, 
word, and card games to social 
interaction/communication gzmnes. This is an ongoing 
event— once a month, plus some informal get- 
togethers, and the games are different each time. 
Also, we can talk about the game-inventing process if 
anyone is interested. Call to find out what is 
scheduled and make a reservation. Bring snacks to 
share if you wish. 

3WVP Gini Scott 567-2747 

Locatioa 308 Spruce Street (near Qay) 

THE SECRETS OF CACOPHONY 

Thursday, August 20 7:30PM 

At the closest thing to a Cacophony "meeting," we 
take over a helpless coffee chop, resolve mankind's 
Great Philosophical Questions, tell rude )okes, bandy 
about ideas for events too weird to list in Rough 
Draft, and get serious just long enough to plan out 
future events If you have ideas you'd like to share or 
seek assistance with, if you'd like to help out with 
someone else's event or generally brainstorm aivi 
carry on, please join us. This meeting will be an 
especially significant gathering, since Fm planning 
to bring up some new ideas for Cacoplwny, such as 
doing a cable TV show, initiation rites, and others. 

New Locatioa Cafe Picaro, 3120 16th Street (at 
Valencia). We'll be easy to spot-everyone else will 
be hunched over their tables writing the Great 
American Novel(s). 




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RITUAL LYING IH 

Saturday, August 22 8:30PM 

Prof. Jim, The Other One, aiui Friends 

In this version of Ritual Lying, we will journey by 
moonlight to an isolated, rocky cove. There beside 
the sea, we will honor the Lords of the Four 
Directions and create a ritual space where we can 
stand outside of consensus recility & time. Then, 
around a radiant fire, we will drirxk libations and 
recount tales of our pasts and our futures, tales that 
are objectively lies, yet subjectively truth. Come join 
us and leam your real name. 

Meet Southwest comer of Irving Street and Funston 
Avenue. 

Irimg lywarm clothes, 2) sturdy shoes, 3) a 
flashlight, 4) a snack or drink to share, 5) a blanket 
or sleeping bag to sit on, 6) your favorite ritual 
intoxicant. 

SUiaOE NOTE WRITING WORKSHOP 

Thursday, August 27 8K)0PM 

Phil 

Consider the many applications of the well-written 
suicide note. Many a job application, love letter, or 
similar pathetic plea for mercy could better be 
served by a simple threat of self-immolation. 

Then too, even if one has the good sense to avoid this 
arguably cowardly method of honorable reality exit, 
it pays to have one's parting shot ready. Carry it at 
all times, and in the event of intersecting wnth an 
inebriated Muni driver, jcttlous rivtd, or falling 
building cornice, well, you can leave em guessing, 
can't you? 

At this workshop, we will look at a few famous 
examples, and polish our own epitaphal epistles. 

Me«4 243 Lincoln Way #1 (between 3rd and 4 th 
Avenues) 

Immg Examples you admire from the genre, famous 
or obscure. 

Do Not Brimg Sharp objects, loaded guns, and so on. 
Acts of self-inflicted violence will be sternly 
discouraged (the landload, you know). 



PUPPET TIME 

Friday, August 28 
Russ 



8:00PM 



Come see the little p>eople. Puppets and guest artists 
perform works ranging from the hurrwrous to the 
surreal. This is not a kiddee show! 



VIGILANTE JUS-nCE 

Saturday, August 29 9:00PM 

Right Honorable LJ Kheastwoody, presiding 

Thomas Bronsonfield, Esq., prosecuting attorney 

Admit it. Under your poitically<orrect, hip facade, 
you're sick of the way things are going in this 
country. Great heroes like Ollie North and John 
Rambo are treated like gutter-trash by the corrupt 
government while our limp-wristed, com-symp, 
secular-humanist courts let real criminals loose with 
an erotic spai\king or an expense-p)aid weekend to the 
decandent, homosexual, pleasure clubs they call 
prisons. Our cities are turning into festering cadavers 
gnawed by the death-maggots of CRIME. I>rug 
addicts lurk hungjly at every comer, Mr. Pusherman 
brazenly marching down Mainstreet USA with 
cocaine for the depraved businessman in one hand, 
heroin-laced candies for "hooking" iiuKKent school 
kinds in aiwjther, and a bribe for the beat-cop in the 
other. Thrill-killers load their Americruisers with 
state-of-the-art torture equipment that would make 
the Inquisition green with envy. Even grade-school 
youth gangs are armed with automatic weapor\s 
today; one New York city "wolfpack" has the Atom 
Bomb. No woman dares Wedk alone at night— if she 
isn't disemboweled by PCP-crazed, ethnic, punk 
rockers or raped by a herd of lemurs freed from the 
dty zoo by Ygandan terrorists, she'll probably be 
kidnapped by some hedgehog-worshipping jx)mo 
cult and brainwashed, shom of all body hair, and 
turned loose at the nearest bus station to lure young 
boys away from their Sunday School outings to be 
sold to perverted Arab oil sheiks. And that's if she's 
lucky! 

The time has come to take a stand! We've captxired a 
couple of these vile dada monsters, and we're going to 
make them pay for their crimes. Join us as witness 
(you have no idea how many atrocities you see 
everyday), jury, and executioner. Don't miss your 
chance for a true primal experience. Stallone and 
Norris can't do it alone —America needs you'. 

BiiBg Righteous indignation, American beer 

Wear Warm clothing for doing justice under God's 
own moon; hood, simple mask, or shades are 
recommended. 

GALL Ji« for details: 386-1768 



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CACOPHONY CLASSIFIED 



Meet 237 Chattanooga Street (at 23rd) 



NOT FOR KIDS: Have you seen a 20 foot puppet? Seeking people 

interested in collaborating on a large surreal environmental puppet 
event. Can use your ideas, skills and encrp. y. Chance for all to 
create and/or perform. Call Russ: 32i-'t370 

Is anyone out there interested in getting together for massage 
exchange or forming a massage group'' I know enougli to get by, anc; 
would be happy to learn more or to train a beginner. 
Call Jim: 38fa-176b 

K00;;MATL UANTLU: Ground level 2 bedroom/1 bath flat with garage. 
One block from Gear) in Kichmond district. No religious fanatics, 
alcoholics, drug addicts, deros or var. pyres. Please call April at 
227-56^3. 

( (CLASSIKItbS are a free service to subscribers when space perr.its; 
event descriptions will have first priority. The editor retains 
the right to reject any ads that are too ordinary.)) 

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■JU SUBSCKIBI. TO ROUGH DRAFT: 

Send six self-addressed, stamped envelopes and $3.00 or address 
and S5.U0 to: Box 1'."^ 

904 Irving St . 

San Francisco, CA 94122 
Please send cash or cheques made out to "CASH.' 

TO DO AN tVENT simply write up a description like the above and 
send to PO box 199, 904 Irving St., San Francisco, CA 94122. 
Deadline for submissions: JULY 21. hor more information contact 
The Editor (Jim "bob" Khobbs) at 386-176t. or The Hammer of God 
(Lance "Alexander" Apocalypse) at 661-4121. 




Cacophony is more 
than a discordant noise; 
Cacophony is a rejection of every- 
thing boring and normal, a walk on the 
wild side, a descent into the maelstrom that 
makes life worth living. The Cacophony Society is 
a loose knit confederation of artists, mystics, Illuminati, trick- 
sters, rebels without causes and other, inexplicable, offbeat 
sorts. Its purpose has never been defined, but seems to have 
something to do with exploring unknown mental terrain, or 
perhaps facilitating the having of adventures and creating of 
artworks that mainstream society would like to forbid, or 
maybe just having a good tyme and meeting interesting 
people. ROUGH DRAFT is our list of events and happenings 
open to all adventurous spirits; check it out. 



Frankenstein's Workshop 

Saturday, Sept. 5 8;00 p.m. 

Meet; At the N.E. corner of Judah and 7th Ave. 

Bring: Recently or about-to-be deceased animal bodies or 

parts (please no "roadkill") 

Wear: Something you won't mind getting indelible stains 

on 

E)r. X and The Other One 

Ever since Mary Shelly the popular media has waged a 
relentless scare campaign to keep the average citizen far 
and away from the exciting field of creative surgery. 
Don't be a dupe of the Conspiracy! It's fun to experiment 
with the flesh; it's creative, it's the ultimate art-form, a 
field the scientific/medical elite have kept to themselves 



long enough! Join us for a festival of learning things Man 
Was Not Meant To Know and Opening Doors Man Was 
Not Meant To Open! Our freezer is stocked with experi- 
mental subjects from a nifty variety of species, we have all 
the equipment that you'll need ( and any MD who tells 
you that you need anything fancier than a scalpel or X- 
acto, a needle and thread, and maybe a pint of gin and a 
reefer is conning you for a higher fee ), and, as a Qualified 
Medical Student, I can teach you all you'll need to know 
in a few minutes. And then - Slice and Dice! Mix and 
Match! Create incredible new life (well, maybe) forms 
that God and Evolution ncvcTdreamed of! Remember the 
immortal words of Paul Morrisey: You can't knowlife 
until you've fuckcddeath in the gall-bladder! 



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Cacophony Live! 

Thursday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. 

Note New Location 

Meet: Qarion Cafe, 2118 Mission Street (at 17th) 

At the closest thing to a Cacophony "meeting," we take 
over a helpless coffee shop, resolve mankind's Great 
Philosophical Questions, tell rude jokes, bandy about ideas 
for events too weird to list in Rough Draft, and get serious 
just long enough to plan out future events. If you have 
ideas you'd like to share or seek assistance with, if you'd 
like to help out with someones else's event or generally 
brainstorm and carry on, please join us. 



Shaman Warrior Experience 

Friday, Sept. 18, 8:00 p.m. 

Meet: Promptly at 8:00 p.m. SE comer of Spruce and Qay. 

(And be sure to make your reservation first!) 

We<ir: Warm dcirk clothing, preferably black, because 

we'll be working outdoors at night. 

Bring: Any objects that have meaning or power for you. 

Snacks to share at the end of the evening. 

Ccill: Cini Graham Scott for details: 567-2747 

I spent a year studying with a shamsm warrior, and 
learned his techniques for "seeing" and calling on and 
working with the spirits of nature. My book about this: 
SHAMAN WARRIOR: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CASTE- 
NADA is being published by Falcon Press next month. 
Now I'm ready to start sharing these techniques with 
others. Would you like to go on this adventure? We'll go 
to a nearby park or to the beach; find a secluded spot; and 
work on calling up the spirits. I'll teach you what this 
shaman taught me. 

However, you must come with an of)en mind, and be 
willing to regard this evening as experimental. No 
skeptics and non-believers, please, because nothing will 
happen for you. You must be willing to let yourself expe- 
rience whatever happens. Then, afterwards, we'll talk 
about this, and perhaps we'll do this again — maybe as an 
ongoing group. 

This event is limited to 12 people. So you must call to 
make a reservation. 



Revenge of the Midnight Barbecue 

Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 p.m. 

Meet: at 10:30 p.m. at 7th Avenue and Lincoln Way (at the 
ball diamond 50 yards inside the park) 
Bring: 1) A potluck dish for five and /or something to barbe- 
cue 

2) Your favorite beverage 

3) Warm dark clothes and sturdy shoes 

4) A valid ID 

5) A flashlight and perhaps a blanket to sit on 
Your Hosts: Sebastian and Lance 

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GOURMET FOOD 

EXOTIC LOCATION 

NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 



Truth or Dare 

Saturday, Sept. 19 2:00 p.m. 

Meet: Sarona's apartment in Oakland (Near the 12th Street 

BART station) 

RSVP: 621-3117 leave your telephone number twice if you 

get the telephone robot. Sarona will be happy to explain the 

rules of this game if you're curious. 

Take a risk and maybe build trust. Participants take turns 
asking personal questions and demonstrating their theatrical 
talents. 



Games Testing Night 

Sunday Sept. 20 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

Location: 308 Spruce Street (near Clay) 

You must call for reservation: Gini Scott 567-2747 

Once again, try out brand-new games and say what you 
think. The games range from strategy, board, word, and 
card games to social interaction/communication games. 



Rough Draft Goes to the Movies 

Monday, Sept. 21, 7:00 p.m. 
Meet: U.C. Berkeley Theatre 
University and Shattuck 

The Wild Bunch with Ride the High Country 
The greatest western ever made? Some folks think so. Some 
even think a little more. A truly cacophanous film, the likes 
of which maybe weren't seen again until ... Blue Velvet? 
That's right, bring a Teddy Bear. 



March to the Sea 

Sunday, Sept. 26 12 Noon 

Meet: Golden Gate Park Conservatory 

Bring: Something to read aloud befitting the situation, a 

casette tape of music, picnic chow. 

Louise 

We want you to dress up in costume and meet the rest of us 
in front of the Conservatory in Golden Gate Park (meet right 
in front of the building rather than on Kennedy Drive). We 
will then make our way through the greeness of the Park to 
Ocean Beach, trailing mellifluous music and dramatic words 
behind us. Personal theatrics are encouraged. 



A Journey across the Waters of Oblivion to the Temple of 
the Living Dead 

Oct 3, 8:00 p.m. 

Meet: S.E. corner of Ehamond and Bosworth (across from the 

Glen Park Bart Station) 

Wear: Your best evening Clothes; black and white only 

Count James Orlock, Madame M., Bram Wertmuller and The 

Other One 

For the blood is life, and the children of the night make such 
beautiful music. Do not fear death — revel in it. Tonight 
and only tonight you are invited to see colours never seen in 
the light of the sun, to hear music that would drive a mortal 
mad, to experience the strange hungers and satisfactions of 
the undead, and yet to return, if you desire, to the Land of 
the Living. Come with the Children of the Shadow through 
the Misty Veil and partake of the Forbidden blood rites of 
the Nosferatu. When next you come this way, it will 
be a one-way trip. 



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TO SUBSCRIBE TO ROUGH DRAFT: 

Send six self-addressed, stamped enve- 
lopes and $3.00 or address and $5.00 to: 

Box 199 

904 Irving St. 

San Francisco, C A 94122 
Please send cash or cheques made out to 
"CASH." 

TO EX) AN EVENT simply write up a descrip- 
tion like the above and send to PO Box 199, 194 
Irving St., San Francisco, CA 94122 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEPT. 24th 




Return of the Suicide Qub 
Monday Oct. 12 8:00 p.m. 
Sandy, Dr. X 
Meet At Trad'r Sam's;" 6150 Geary, 

between 25th and 26th Avenues. 
Be on time! This event is strictly limited to the first ten at the meeting 
point! 

In at least one sense, the Suicide Qub was a complete failure: every- 
one came out of it <dive. Let's see if we can set things straight this 
time. 

Picture the scene: Ten jaded thrill seekers gather in a dark, smoke- 
filled chamber. They sit aroimd a long wooden table, a duster of 
green bottles in its centre. There are 30 bottles. They are all labeled 
Henry Weinhardt's Private Reserve. Half of them contain ... 
something else. One is filled with a popular soft drink, another with 
tequila, another with absinth. A few contain, shall we say, chemical 
additives not found in your local pharmacy, one of them an additive 
capable of plunging the partaker into ecstatic visions of heaven or 
into churning, infernal nightmares of damnation. Perhaps one bottle 
contains a painless, lethal poison. Would you believe us if we told 
you it did? Each gamester drinks at least half a bottle in tvim until all 
30 bottles have been opened. And thaf s just the beginning... 

G^ote: We suggest you plan to be absent from work the next day) 



The Crying of Thomas Pynchon 

Friday October 16 11p.m. 

Tchitcherine, Katje, Roger Mexico and Rachael Owlglass 

For information phone MIS-BILT 

Meet Specs, in North Beach 

Bring: a Fast Pass or plenty of exact change for public transit. One 

article of clothing to lavmder and 1 tsp. of detergent. Favorite 

Pynchon passages to read, or reasonable facsimUe (if you are so 

inclined). A flashlight would be useful 

Wear. Warm, though not excessively heain/, clothing. 

"...as if a plimge tovwird dawn indefinate black hours long would 
indeed be necessary before The Tristero could be revealed in its 
terrible nakedness." 

No this is not just another tearjerker event. It offers you the unique 
opportunity of a journey into the mind of WASTE - the secret deliv- 
ery system which enables the tmderworld of suicides to keep in 
touch, and plan something beyond their next attempt. If you would 
like to pursue Maxwell's Demon and retrace the restless nighttime 
wanderings around San Francisco of Oedipa Maas (aka Arnold Snab) 
in Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49, then meet us for what vdll 
be an illuminating. If entropic, journey to the end of the night 
(The tour will last from midnight to about dawn, with plenty of 
pistops along the way). 



JJ 




Official Organ 

of the 
San Francisco 

Cacophony 
Society 

no. 13 

October - November 

1987 

L. Jim Khennedy 
Editor 



Welcome to the world of Cacoph- 
ony. We are a quasi-secret organi- 
zation of free spirits united in the 
rejection of the mundane and the 
pursuit of the extraordinary. Our 
goal is to break free of the Main- 
stream by seeking out experiences 
and sensations beyond the pale of 
the "conventional" and plunge into 
the Maelstrom beyond. 

The Cacophony movement can be 
traced back to Bavaria in the late 
1700' s. Adam Weishaupt put the 
Cacophonist philosophy to paper for 
the first tyme and used it as the 
basis of an elaborately organized 
underground movement. Caco- 
phonism has remained a primarily 
esoteric creed in the centuries fol- 
lowing, persecuted by the Church 
in its waning days of power and by 
mental health authorities in the 
Age of Reason. Despite major 
public outbreaks in Zurich during 
World War I and Paris in the 
1920' s, Cacophony continues to 
mean no more than discordant 
noise to most of the unilluminated 
public. The tradition of Cacophony 



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in America is complex and 
shrouded in secrecy. Aaron Burr, 
Joshua ("Emperor of the United 
States") Norton, Max Fleischer, 
John DiUinger, Moe Howard, J.R. 
"Bob" Dobhs and Ed Gdn are all 
fairly well-known American 
Cacophonists. Cacophony in San 
Francisco dates hack to the "Secret 
Imperial Cabinet" of Emperor 
Norton, a regular gathering of 
artists and umters with whom the 
self-proclaimed ruler hatched 
schemes even more outrageous than 
those publicized in his notorious 
"Proclamations" to the popular 
press. Yhth many changes in 
name and orientation, the organi- 
zation traced a colorful descent 
through the post-Gold Rush 
decades, often housed in speakeas- 
ies, borddlos and bohemian 
hideouts. It went public in the late 
1960's as a guiding force behind 
the "hippie" movement, and, under 
the charismatic leadership of Gary 
Vfame counted over IjOOO mem- 
bers in its manifestation as the 
"San Francisco Suicide Club" of 
the 1970'$. 

Today's Cacophony Society 
proudly continues this great 
tradition. VJe believe that our 
newsletter, ROUGH DRAFT, is 
the first cacophonic publication 
made available to the public at 
large. Although the group's secret 
rituals and more extralegal or life 
threatening pursuits are available 
only to Initiates and Members, we 
invite all free thinkers and un- 
bridled spirits to the public events 
on this month's schedule. 

TO SUBSCRIBE TO 
ROUGH DRAFT.Send six 
self addressed, stamped 
envelopes and $3.00, or name 
and address with $5.00 (cash 
or cheque made out to 
"Cash") to: 
Box 199 
904 Irving 
San Francisco, C A 94122 

TO DO AN EVENT: 
You need not undergo the 
painful Cacophony initiation 
rites! Any sentient being 
with an idea for an adven- 
ture, gamejtappening or 
flight into the unhiown is 
welcome and encouraged to 
write a description like those 
above and sent to Box 199 for 
inclusion in an upcoming 
newsletter. 

NEXT EDITOR: Russ 
Conrad 824-4370 




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Games Testing Night 

Sunday October 18 7-30 - 10.30 p.m. 
Location: Spruce and Oay Streets 
RSVP: Gini Scott 567-2747 

Once agaiiv try out brand-new games and say what you think. The 
games range from strategy, boards word, and card games to sodal/ 
interaction commuiUcation games. 

You must make a reservatioiv Bring snacks to share if you wish. 



Cacophony Cafe 

Thursday Oct 22, 730 p.m. 

Meet Cafe Zephyr, 3643 Balboa at 38th Ave. 

Every month the Forces of Cacophony invade another hapless caf- 
feine emporium for the closest thing we have to a formal meeting. It 
isn't very close, but if s the best pbce to throw out event ideas you'd 
like feedback on, to get recruited into nefeirious Cacophonic under- 
takings, and to hear about the events that are TOO CRAZED to list in 
ROUGH DRAFT. Warning: a lot of newcomers have been appearing 
at these gatherings in the mistaken belief that they are a good place to 
Get Acquainted. Don't believe it We speak in Secret Cacophony 
Code and sxispect anyone who doesn't already know the Secret 
Cacophony Harulshake of being a police spy. The editor recom- 
meivis plimging right into the most intimidating event on the sched- 
ule if you want to see if you're Cacophony material 



The Shaman Warrior Experience 

Friday, October 23, 8:00 pan. 

Glni Scott 567-2747 

Meet promptly at 8:00 p.m. SE comer of Spruce and Clay 

(and be sure to make your reservation first!) 
Wear Warm, dark clothing, preferably black, because after 

our Introductory discussion, we'll be working outdoors at night 
Bring; Snacks to share at the end of the eveiUng. 

Last mcHtth's introduction to the Shaman Warrior Experience was so 
successful that this will become a monthly class. Ill be teaching you 
the insights arul tedmiques I learned from studying from a shanvm 
warrior for over a year. His techniques are desigiwd to help you 
develop the ability to "see* arul work with the forces of nature that 
are outside and within yourself to gain knowledge and personal 
powe r. My book about this: SHAMAN WARRIOR; IN THE FOOT- 
STEPS OF CASTENADA is being published by Falcon Press this 
month or next Tinis month we will launch the series with a class on 
techiUques for seeing and dreaming. Then, if the weather permits, 
we'll go to a nearby park or to the beach aiKl experiment with some 
of the techniques for seeing aiui calling on the fbrces of nature. 

If s important that you come to this with an op>en mind and are 
willing to learn. After the class and demonstration, well discuss any 
experiences people have, and for those who want to remain in the 
class, there will be some exercises to practice for next time. 

This class is limited to 12 people, so you must call to make a reserva- 
tion. 

Tippling to Kipling- 
Sunday, November 1st 6:15 pm 
Mrs. Hauksbee 

Meet: NW comer of California and Larkin 
Bring: Poetry to Read (sec below) 

Hall the nearest rickshaw and join an aftemoon of poetry from the 
height of the Imperialist / Romanticist / Chauvinist era. We will be 
reading in a British Pub, somewhere on the road to Simla. Proper 
dress strongly suggested and a few poems (any poet from the era) 
to read are required. Pints and other refreshments will be available 
for those who tipple in the drawing room. 
Q'll be the one wearing the cameo.) 

Subterranean Puppet Theatre 

Saturday Nov., 7, 8K)0p.m. 

Russ, Louise 824-4370 

Location: 237 Chattanooga Street at 23rd. (downstairs) 

Bring: Beverage of choice for post production party and a pillow 

(optional) 

Think puppets are only for chiWren? Think again, deluded ones! 
Come and have your misconceptions shattered. 
Alfred Jarry began his theatrical career with the presentation of Tin 
Ubu on the marionette sUge. The dadalsts and futurists continued to 
exploit the surreal possibilities of puppetry. Tonight Russ Conrad 
and Louise Jarmllowicz present recent works in and out of the pup- 
pet stage. The program will include the story of EJ., a young 
Houdini enthusiast who [went to farj and a new work-in-progress 
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Last nnonlh's Shaman Warrior Experience was so successful that this has become an ongoing class, held every two weeks In the class, ! 
techniques I learned from studying with a shaman warrior for over a year His techniques are designed to help you develop the ability to 
nature that are outside and wilhin yourself to gam l<nowledge and personal power 

We'll be talking about the following topics in each class Nov- 20 - Proiecting Your Vision to See Into Other Places and Into the Future. 
More Receptive to the Forces in Nature and in Yourself. Dec 18 - Developing Balance and Personal Control 

The class is limited to 12 people, and we can add about 6 to 7 new people, so you must call to make a reservation 
When: Nov 20. 811 30 pm. Dec 4. 8-11 30 pm, Dec 18. 8-11 30 pm 
Meet: promptly at 8 pm SE corner of Spruce and Clay 

Wear: Warm, dark clothing, preferably black (because after the introductory discussion, we'll be working outdoors at night, 
Gini Scon 567-2747 

IMPROVISATIONAL REALITY (Sat, Nov. 21, 5, 7 pm) 

The most far-reaching conspiracy of all in our culture involves what does and does not constitute reality Tonight we II try to bend and toy with reality in comic, diS|Oining and 
'.reative ways, by staging improvised skits, ploys and fake interactions around the city What if a dozen Muni passengers strangers to one another, simultaneously broke into a 
musical number' What would happen if competing groups of religious fanatics waged a mini holy war over the right to proselytize on a certain street corner'' Would tourists give 
money lo six folks carrying an apparently dead body and asking tor spare change to buy a coffin' The possibilities, as they say. are limitless 

I envision an hour or so of brainstorming (accompanied by potluck delicacies), after which we'll take to the streets For inspiration , I 11 be showing a grandly appropriate film , 
The Magic Christian a black humor classic with Peter Sellers Film at 5 pm, brainstorming at 7 pm 
When, Saturday, Nov 21, 5 pm - lilm. 7 pm brainstorming 
Where: 637 Carolina Street lotf 19th Street) 

Wear: clothes which would make you inconspicuous in a variety of settings, and bring any props you think useful 
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GUERILLA SWEATLODGE (Sat, Nov. 28, 10 pm) 

The traditional sweatlodge, a round, sacred shelter tilled with steaming rocks, awaits those who participate in this evening of ritual cleansing Unleash your inner selves The 
structure will be erected on a secluded location by the ocean We will weave a tapestry o1 song and magic under the stars and cool off in the briny blue 

When: Nov 28, 10 pm 

Meet- 7th Ave /Lincoln at baseball diamond (inside G G Park) 

Bring: bathing suit, or appropriate ahire, warm clothes towel water (tor drinking and steam) flashlight 

Please call it you are able to donate wood 

GAMES TESTING NIGHT (Sun, Nov. 29 & Dec. 20, 7:30-10:30 pm) 

Once again, try out brand-new games and say what you think The games range from strategy, board, word and card games to sociai/.nleracnon communication games You 

must make a reservation Bnng snacks to share if you wish 

When: Sun , Nov 29 7 30-10 30 pm Sun , Dec 20 7 30-10 30 pm 

Meet: Spruce and Clay Streets 

R?VP, Gmi Scot! 567-2747 

A RUIN WITH A VIEW (Sat., Dec. 5, 7 pm) 

As the full moon gently rises over an inky bay, shadowy figures trudge uphill to a lofty and isolated height, where ruins of technology gone mad rust in the night s stillness 
Seeking a rare and prized icon they move silently through the darkness, stalking one another with that most deadly of weapons - the dreaded foam sword' 

Yes It s another installment of night games , an updated version of Capture the Flag played in a rare and exotic locale It life seems too serious , and you need some raucous 
play this is for you If you always wanted to stalk people like Marlin Sheen in ' 'Apocalypse Now ' ' , you 'II love this And if you have nothing else weird and interesting to do on 
the last full moon of the year, give it a shot It can't be worse than "Miami Vice"' 

Be prepared for a 30 minute uphill hike and some running 

When Saturday, Dec 5. 7 pm 

Meet 7th Ave & Lincoln (at the baseball diamond) 

Wear 1 1 Warm, dark, layered clothes, 2) good running footgear 

Bring 1 1 a potluck meal in a backpack, 2) a working flashlight 

THE IRISH BARDS (Sun., Dec. 6, 2:30 pm) 

Cead me Faille' Yes a hundred inousand welcomes Come share with us the wild and plaintive beauty of the poets & prose writers o! the Emerald Isle, a land of love & so-:o.'. 
Hear & speak the words from such great anisfs as Joyce, Beckett, O'Casey, Yeats, Wilde Shaw and others - 

Bring the poems that take you high , the prose that moves you deep We'll sing songs of words, weave a tapestry of feeling & images by the many sons 8, daughtersof \ 

When Sunday, Dec 6, 2 30 pm 
Where the Plough & Star pub Clement at 2nd Reading begins at 3 pm 



MIDNIGHT LAUNDRY (Fri., Dec. 11, 11 pm) 



Have you ever wanted to wash your dirty laundry in public' Wished to waltz around a large cleaning emporium'' Longed lor an elegant and satisfying meal while the dryers do 

ibOs' Well, tonight we will try to satisfy all three of these desires, plus others that remain unspoken in a late evening event which will be utilitarian as well as dramatic, as we 

ifdnsform a mundane laundromat into a fabulous soiree 

When: Friday, December ft, 11 pm 

Where Highlander Laundromat 445 Judah St at 10th Ave 

Wear. Elegant evening wear to match the transformed decor 

Bring: Your dirty laundry, some laundry detergent and a potluck food item 

Lets rub fibers' Louise and Care 

"I SUPPOSE YOU THINK THAT'S FUNNY!?'* (Sun., Dec. 13, 6 pm) 

Right this IS one of those we-all-sit around-and-read-great-literature-while-drinking-and-getting-stupid events 
Thistimeit'sacelebrationoltheworld'slunniestwriters You know Mark Twain, Woody Allen. S J Perelman. etal plus original work by your host Thomas Burchfield 
I'our mission is to bring the funniest damn thing you've ever read (or. if you dare, have written yourself) & stand up & share it with us good luck 

When: Sunday. December 13th. 6 pm 

Meet Ye Rose & Thistle. California and Polk (location tentative so call Thomas. 285-6720. 

■Yes. as a matter of tact, we do (Space is limited Be on time') 

CHRISTMAS ASSASSIN (Sun., Dec. 13, 1 pm) 

We will play ' assassin' ' in a six-tloor department store during Christmas rush' Your mission, should you choose to accept it. is to stalk and shoot your victim who you meet at 
the beginning of the game You have their photo, and you know that they are in the store But look over your shoulder, someone is stalking you' And once you get your victim 
you must take on Ihe" victim as your next target 
Be on time for this one' The game last 90 minutes, and everyone gets presents at the end 

When: Sunday. Dec 13. 1 pm 

Meet Geary entrance to garage beneath union square 

Bring: Two Christmas presents (They can be small — like a candy bar — but they must be wrapped') One photograph of yourself One plastic dart gun (suction cup dans 

please) 

CHRISTMAS SHIVERS — WINTER CHILLS (Sun., Dec. 20, 7 pm) 

During the Christmas Seeson. in many European Countries, it is traditional lor friends & family to gather before a warm, flickering fire & share stones of the unknown: of the 
fleeting wisps of the night that you only catch from the corner of your eye (did you really see if And it you did. will it hurt you''), of the cold hand of fear around your throat, of the 
lonely terror that cloaks us all 

We invite you to bring the tales that make you shiver & groan, toss & turn through the night, the tales we tell in the heart of the night Even if you don't come you can't escape 

There will be refreshments, plus original work by your host, Thomas Burchfield Sealing is limited to 12, so you must RSVP 
When: Sunday Dec 20, 7 pm (event precisely at 7 30 pm) 
Meet 681 9fh Ave (Care's placeiLate comers will not be admitted, 

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GAMES TESTING NIGHT (Sun., Jan 17, 7:30-10:30 pm) 

Once again, try out brand-new games and say what you think. The games range trom strategy, board, word and card games to 
social/lnteradion communication games You must make a reservation Bring snacks to share it you wish. 
Where: Spruce and Clay Streets 
RSVP: Gini Scott. 567-2747. 

MAGIC AND PERSONAL MASTERY (Fri., Jan. 22, 8-11:30 pm) 

Learn how you can create your own magic rituals and use them to get what you want in lite I learned these techniques from a powerful 

Shaman. This is the first in a series of classes which focus on getting into the realities and working with the forces of nature to create powerful 

rituals We'll start off tonight talking about the past and you'll see a demonstration of a ritual 

The Class is limited to 12 people so you must call to make a reservation. 

Where: Spruce and Clay 

Wear: warni dark clothing, preferably black 

Bring: snacks to share for after the demonstration 

RSVP: Gini Scott, 567-2747. 

IMPROVISATIONAL REALITY (Sat., Jan. 23, 6:30 pm) 

The most tar-reaching conspiracy of all in our culture involves whal does and does not constitute reality Tonight we'll try to bend and toy with 
reality in comic, disjoining and creative ways, by staging improvised skits, ploys and fake interactions around the city Whal if a dozen Muni 
passengers, strangers to one another, simultaniously broke into a musical number' What would happen if competing groups of religious 
fanatics waged a mini holy war over the nght to proselytize on a certain street corner' Would tourists give money to six folks carrying an 
apparently dead body and asking for spare change to buy a coffin' The possibilities, as they say, are limitless. 
I envision an hour or so of brainstomiing after which we'll take to the streets 
Where: New Eagle Cafe, Embarcadero 4. 
Wear: Neat, dress clothes which would make you inconspicuous in a variety of downtown settings, and bring any props you think useful 

LIFE/FORM/CONSTRUCTION (Sun., Jan. 24, 6:30 pm) 

San Francisco is in need of a beacon On the indicated date our assembled group will decide on the optimal image for an unusual 
statue/monument (lifesize or larger) and create it in one evening using four powerful elements flour, chicken wire water and wood Visual 
examples of SF's landmark monuments will be available for study On another date, after our statue has "set , " we will reconvene to paint it 
And on a final date our creation will be donated to SF in a most unusual way This will be no ordinary piece of sculpture business 
Where: 237 Chattanooga St (near 23rd, basement door) 
Bring: 5 lb bag of flour, large housepainting brush it possible 
Into: Ray Bough, 824-4370. 



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Imagine yourself prominading down a candlelit runway, swathed in a garment either dramatic, bizarre or having a long and interesting 

history perhaps even something quite humble and mundane As you make your way downstage, the velvet voice of our elegani MC can be 

heard describing you and your raiment in your own words to an attentive audience at our midnight fashion show This event promises 

moments of stylistic madness. Dig into your closets and Into your minds. 

Call tor location and time. 

Bring: Your special outfit , a personal commentary to be read aloud by our MC (in the 3rd person . not to exceed 250 words) , and an appropriate 

lood item. 

Info: Louise, 564-8689 (Details will be left on answering machine thru the 30th ) 



A NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE (Sat., Feb. 6/Sun., Feb. 7, 8:30 pm-10 am) ^ 

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The Prisoner series, non stop, all-night come and watch Then see if you can leave, . . r 
Where: 681 9th Ave , SF (between Balboa & Cabrillo). . 

Bring: Blankets or sleeping bag. leisure clothing to last the nigh*, in, potluck food and drink. SS 

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MAGIC AND PERSONAl MASTERY (Frl., Feb! 5 » is .^tlio nm) ''* 

Jscussing how to use ritual to contact and direct the Iw^^ ot rwlure "l tTwXr^f " "'""^"'* '""^ P°*'^ °" ^^ 'S"!. *"'" be 
toTioris^atior,, and work w|.h rflua), and d«r«,str:tl«,s o^dLTe^ cSwLdT? ™^ ^' """"* '*'°^ ^'^ *^^«'°" ^'^ 
Whwt: Spruce and Clay. "^ "lassisllml.adtu 12 people so you must ca!l to maJa a reservation. 

Weer: warm dark clothing, preferably black 
Bring: snacks to share (or at*"* the demonstration 
RSVP: GInl Scott, 567-27^7. 

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Where. 681 9th Ave., SF (between Balboa & Cabrlllo) y™ can leave. . . 

K'^'ir"'"'" '"»■ ^'"^ ^°"""« '° ^' "« --BM in, potluck tood and drink. 

shoeshlners^ we plan the details. Lers revolutionize tSshlnebX«^^^ 
Meet, Cale Clarion (on Mission SI. between 17th and 18th) """»'"9«- 

Into: Ray Bough, 824-4370 

THE DAY RAISA GORBACHEV RECEIVED A TINY PAINTING 
AFFIXED TO A kk% AIRMAIL STAMP »'AINTING 

OR ... A TIME OF ANONYMOUS ART MISSIVES 
(Thurs., Feb. 11,8 pm) 

Where. 243 Uncoln Way #1 (between 3rd and 4th Aves ) 
Into: Louise, 564-8689. 

ANNUAL DINNER AT THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE (Sunday Feb 21 h nm\ 

Yes 11 s time to celebrate another year in the Hie of GGB Can you believe this Is the l?th i? " '. "^^O- ^ ' ' * P^) 

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wneri. meet at the Vista Point parking tot at 4 pm, toiding tables are welcome. 

GAMES TESTING NIGHT (Sun., Feb. 28, 7:30-10-30 Dm) 

sSrac,llS.^^«4:^.t^U^':rryou^S^^^^^ --f r-. -. and card games to 

Where: Spruce and Clay Streets w iz. so you must call to make a reservation. Bring snacks to share H you wish 

HSVP: Ginl Scotl, 567-2747. 

12th ANNUAL CHINESE NEW YEARS TREASURE HUNT (Sat FPh 97 "inm* 

balloons with which to ambush the pitllul teams that^naiW alorL hlhM ™, r m,^ f ^-""^ "^ ''""'" '^"^' ol donuls and water 
be prepared to paint your lace, walk af!d Tout late ^1 S you do not have to partlcipale in the combat. Also 

I^"'ll'i.1"''' '* ^ "^""S^ ^* '° ''" "se of aulhoratative flax) 3)Pol-luck tor 5 well wraDned 

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NOTE: 00 NOT BRING ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES' 

Where, meel^ the uppemiosi level of the parking lot at 4th and Mission St. SF 
Time. 5 pm (be prompt! we spill at 5:20) <"•. »r. 

Ouettioni: call Nell, Teresa or Jude, 751-3349. 759-8469, 564-1349 

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Media: any 

Man to: Animal Art Show, 55 Polk St. «09, SF, CA 94102. 

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jThe CACOPHONY SOCIETY offer* an opportunity for ^^"i"^^^"* ^ 

dreamers, doers, artlsa, urban necromacers, inspired game 
pUyers. esoteric scholars, wandering splrlu, pUyful adults 
and wily chUdren lo explore their ideas and desires without 
restrictions. We invite you to participate with us in subver- 
ting old realities and creating new ones. 

MAGIC AND PERSONAL MASTERY (Fri., March 4 & 18, 8-11:30 pm) 

Learn how vou can aeate your own magic rituals and use them to get what you want in Ufe I learned these techmques from a 

pTrS siirwho I Jrole about i'my Book m Sbaman Warrior. ,n tte Steps of Castane^^ On March 4th, we U be 

Sking about how to use power objects and power words to gain influence and power. On March 18th^ we U be discussing how 

,0 use ritual to contaa and direct the forces of nature. If the weather permits, we'll go outside after some d.sciiss.on and 

demonstration, and work with rituals and demonstrations outd<x,rs. Each Class is Umited to 1 2 people so you must call to make a 

reser>ation. 

Where: Spruce and Clay. 

Wear: warm dark clothing, preferably black. 

Bring: snacks to share for after the demonstration. 

RSVP: Gini Scott, 567-2747. 

BETWEEN SUPER TUESDAY AND THE IDES OF MARCH 
FALLS THE PARTY (Sun., March 13, 2-6 pm) 

Q: Are you going to run? 

A: Like the blazes, the first chance I get. 

Beware Those crazy folks at Mission Control are up to the old diriy tricks, with their plan to lau nch a dark horse candidate 

to storm the Party Convention floor this summer, 'knock-knwk* Don't miss this unique photo opportumty. 

You could be that candidate. You wiU have the chance to make your presidential ambitions known at a primary of peers, 

should you choose to announce your candidaq . Have you an answer to the Present Danger? How many heads of state 

have you shaken hands with' If you write rubber checks and can land on your feet; if you beheve the American 

Century should be renewed and even extended at the MUlenium, why not come out and hit this hustmg. 

A stump steech of 2 5 minutes will qualifN vou to bask in the video afterglow of a Sunday afternoon Mission Primary . Or you could 

simpiv come with your supporters/delegates to mingle in the casual atmosphere of democracy in action, cast your vote 

after steeping for a few hours in this electoral exercise - a warmup for the apathy-blitz of Nov ember! 

■Where: 940 Capp St between 2,'^rd and 24th. 

Bring: vour own martini fixings, or whatever your poison. 

Remember: you have but one small voice, and while you may be on your own in the poUs tomorrow, the eyes of history 

will be watching Beware, but do. 

RSVP/Info: Steven Black, 647-2458 or Donald Robertson, 648-2773 

VOTE — YOUR WAY OF LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. 

MUSICAL CACOPHONY IN THE BUNKERS (Sat , March 19, 7 pm) 

Come on down to the Fort Funston bunkers with your musical instruments and other sound implements and let's make beautiful 
cacophony together. Ever since 1 first fell in with the Cacophony Society 1 have wanted to have a gathering of people meet at the 
echim bunkers and play with sound there. NO TECHNICAL SKILL IS REQUIRED. U hat 1 would like to have happen is not a 
symphonic performance,' but instead, a wacky and surreal surprise of sound ^Xe will also have a bonfire burning ..uts.de the 
bunkers to round out the evening, so bring refreshments and any wwKlen himiture you have which is suitable for burning 
These last two items are not required for attendance. 

Info: Louise, 564-8689 

Bring: Instruments and sound makers, food, himiture or firewood for bummg. 

GAMES TESTING NIGHT (Sun., March 20, 7:30-10:30 pm) 

Once again try out brand-new games and sav what you think The games range from strategy , board, word and card games to 

social/interartion communication games. Space limited to 1 2, so you must call to make a resen ation Bring snacks to share if > ou 

wish 

Where: Spruce and Clay Streets. 

RSVP: Gini Scott, 567-2747. 




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PINBALL FEVER #2 (Wed., March 23, 7:30 pm) 

Continuing our whirlwind trip through unique bars and night spots to play their pinball machines. We re doing this on a 

Wednesday to avoid the crow ds and to guarantee everyone a chance to play. The event is for those who haven t caught the fever 

and for the chronically ill. 

As Michael Lawrence says: "Pinball playing could be compared to making love. Both acts are sources of a plea.sure better 

experienced than described, both improve with practice and both can prove satisfy ing day after day for an enure hietime, as 

refinements in technique supplant flagging desire and increasing familiarity." 

Info: Steve Mobia RSVP in advance at 564-1349 for meeting place. 

SCIENCE FICTION NIGHT (Sat., April 2, g:00 pm-S^'Oatn) 

A special, science-firtion fan's night-to-be-remembered. We will screen these films end to end until the new day with plenty ot 
caffeine to prop your lids up. 

Fantastic Planet 

Time After Time 

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 
« Extro 
. Heavy Metal 

Aliens 
jT^ Bring: Blankets, pillow, food, drink 
JS WTiere: 115 Andover, near Powhatten 
^ Info: Clark, 681-4624 

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tunity for dreamers, doers, artists, urban 
necromacers, inspired game players, 

] esoteric scholars, wandering spirits, playful 
adults and wily children to explore their 
ideas and desires without restrictions. We 
Invite you to participate with us in subver- 
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BTiING BACK PLAYLAND 
(Mon., April n, 3 pm) 

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MEETING 

(Thurs., April 21st, 
7:30 pm) 

Meet folks. Plan events. 
Lend a hand. If you have 
creative energy and want to 
make your ideas happen, 
whether theatrical, meta- 
physical, grandly adven- 
turous or simply extraor- 
dinary; or if you're curious 
about our methods, then 
join us at our monthly 
gathering. 

Where: Cafe Clarion, 
(Mission St between 17th 
and 18th) 

Info: Ray Bough editor 
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"MCTEAGUE: A STORY OF SAN FRANCISCO " 
BY FRANK NORRIS - IN DEATH VALLEY 

pirectloni: Take train past Mr. Whitney to the small town of Keeler, Cahforno. Continbe 
on mu ebacK south towards the Panamint Valley; cross the Panamint Range east through 
the Telescope Hills until coming on "that illimitable stretch of alkali "Death Valley which 
spans "■forever and forever to the east, to the north, and to the south." 
Bring: Plenty of water. $5,000 in gold and a canary in a cage ^ 

Beware: of loco weed (do not let your mule chew on any), and handcuffs. Mi 

Be there! April 1-2. W 

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MAGIC AND PERSONAL MASTERY 

(Fri., April 8 & 22, 8-1 1:30 pm) 

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Ap 11 8, we II be talking about how to use psychometry or information from objects to pick 

up information about people, places and things. On April 22. we'll be discussing how to 

I c eate your own personal ritual. If the weather permits, we'll go outside aftfr some 

class Is limited to 12 people so you must call to make a reservation 

Where: Spruce and Clay. 

Wear warm dark clothing. 

Bring: snacks to share for after the demonstration 

RSVP:G/ni Scott, 567-2747. ■'• 

JOURNEY TO THE TEMPLES OF UDY LUCK \ 

(Tues., April 12,7s30pm-ll pm) 

A little bit tired of your hip, intellectual existence? Want to surrender yourself to the i 

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Lady Luck in pockets of dazed compulsion around the city ' 

PART I: JOURNEY TO THE HEIGHTS OF PREAMBULANCE. This segment takes olace 
tinlo llTr, P°'^«- f ^'^'<=iP«"'s vvlll be given a refresher course on the rudimen s o l 

Jlfh^wni''?"'"^^^ ^° ™^ °^^™^ °' """ AMERICA/SF. At this point those still 
sober wni drive as we make our way to two or three of the top bingo temples in me ci^ 

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Where: Meet at 7th Ave. and Lincoln just Inside park where there is room to park 

lt"Il K "^^ ^°' ^'"^° ~ ^^250 or less ($2.50 purchases four cards at most ! 
establishments, or people can form teams), snack tor PART I ^ 

Info: Ray, 824-4370 or Lou La Bell. 564-8689. i 

A ROMP IN THE TACTILE DOME 

(Wed, April 13,5:15 pm) 

Open your eyes to the darkness. Crawl around in the Exploratorium's tactile-only 
environment. We can picnic first at the duck pond and the museum will be open, too Only 
20 can go, so be sure to call In a reservation. No bad backs or knees, no claustrophoblcs 
and no Pregos. 

Where: Palace of Fine Arts, Marina Blvd. and Lyon. 
Bring: $5 & Potluck yummies for pre-dome pondside picnic. 
When: 5:15 for picnic, 6:30 latest for Dome 
RSVP: Amanda: 589-9754. 

GAMES TESTING NIGHT 

(Sun., April 17, 7:30-10:30 pm) 

Once again, try out brand-new games and say what you think. The games range from 
strategy, board, word and card games to social/interaction communication games 
Space limited to 1 2, so you must call to make a reservation. Bnng snacks to share if vou 
I wish. ' 

'' Where: Spruce and Clay Streets. 
RSVP: Gini Scott, 567-2747. 



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NIGHT GAMES - CAPTURE THE FLAG (Fri., May 6. 6^45 pm) 

Imaolne modern-day ruins on a lofty hilltop In the Marin headlands. Imaoine sneaking about Inthe moonllflhl In an 
alaborate game o( tag. Imagine playing a game you probably loved as a kid, but haven't thought of playing tor 
years. Time to have fun agalnl 

We'll be going to an atjandoned radar station with a commanding view to play capture the flag, a 'lag" game In 
' which you try to steal the other team's flag Expect to hike uphill about a mile and to run and sneak around 
Wh»r»: Carpool at 7th & Lincoln, SF, at the baseball diamond 

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doers, artists, urban necromacers, 
inspired game players, esoteric 
scholars, wandering spirits, 
playful adults and wily children to 
explore their ideas and desires 
without restrictions. We invite you 
to participate with us in subvert- 
ing old realities and creating new 
ones. 



KIPLING TO KIPLING, PART 11 
(Sot., May 14, 8 pm-midnlght) 

Join In an evening of poetry and libation We will tw reading poenns from ttie Imperialist, Romanticist and 

Stiauvanlst eras and Tarot meditations by Tahlr. Bring poems to read — your own If you dare — and proper dress 

from the period Is strongly suggested 

Wham Round Table Pizza, 4302 Moorpartt at Saratoga In San Jose 

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Join us In the final atage of llfaf ornvconstnjctlon as we quietly descend on an apprepriate city focal point In ordar 
to sat up a homage to the homeless, created by a localelemenury school. Wear dark clothes. Be sura to bring ID 
Be prepared to move quickly. 
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MEETING 

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Meet folks Plan events. Lend 
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energy and want to make 
your Ideas happen, whether 
theatrical, metaphysical, 
grandly adventurous or simp- 
ly extraordinary; or If you're 
curious about our methods, 
then join us at our monthly 
gathering. 

Wh*r*: Cafe Clarion, 
(Mission St. between 17th 
and 18th streets) 
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no.21: June 1988 

AN AFTERLIFE/AFTERSHOCK ADJUSTMENT SEMINAR 

Sunday, June 12; 3-6 pm 

This could be considered a sequel to the Suidde Notewriting 
Workshop, and perhaps is needed in the wake aftermath of the 
Nostradamus prophecy. Did you channel in the wrong 
electronic deity, seer or preacher? Yes, you can be deprogam- 
med, but you may lose your remote. Come tell us about it. 
Bring idols, talismans, and other icons you may wish to destroy 
(or simply poke fun at) in the comfort of a salon where we shoot 
from the lip. Check your puns at the door. 
Host->Steven 
Where->940 Capp St. (between 24th & 25th Streets) 

SCHLOCK HLM FEST 

Thursday, June 16; time not set yet 

Three out-of-control women in a full-throttle celebration of sex 
& violence, never has being bad looked so good, plus a live 
performance by Gilorious Clittorious. 
Where- >York Theatre, 2789 - 24th St. 
Info->Rainer, 665-4482, or York Theatre 

IMPROVISATIONAL REALITY 

Saturday, June 18; 7 pm 

A chance to perform without a stage, to act silly in public with 
(hopefully) comic results, to stage improvised skits, ploys cmd 
fake interactions before an unwitting audience. We'll try to 
bend and toy vinth "reality" in comic, disjoining and creative 
ways (i.e. a dozen MUNI passengers, apparent strcmgers to each 
other, sudderJy scratching themselves feverishly; a quarreling 
couple drawing strangers into their argument). We'll brain- 
storm and rehearse several appropriate scenarios, then set out to 
realize them on MUNI cmd in other public locales. 
Where- >243 Lincoln Way (between 3rd & 4th Aves.) S.F. 
Wear->Neat clothes which would make you inconspicuous in a 
variety of settings; bring any appropriate props. 
Info->Jeffrey Spaulding, 564-5047 

PRANKS 

Simday, June 19; 2 pm 

A possibly on going workshop in which we'U discuss, plan and 
execute pranks, hoaxes and put-ons, especially those which 
require collaboration. I'm particularly interested in pranks 
which challenge accepted notions of reality — especially 
involving urban geography and mass media. But we'll have few 



limits, emd as they say, emything is possible. 

The Pranks issue of RE /SEARCH is a good inspira- 
tional resource detailing the work of several dozen successful 
pranksters, along with the novel The Magic Christian, by Terry 
Southern. 

Where->1409 Shrader St. (near 17th St.), .S.F. 
Info->Jeffrey Spaulding, 564-5047 

THE INVASION OF THE CARDBOARD BOXES 

Saturday, June 25; 1-4 pm (or as long as it's fun) 

Union Square will be invaded by cardboard boxes. Easily large 
enuff to hold 1, 2 or 4 people, they will spend the afternoon 
doing whatever comes naturally to them, natchurally. Will they 
jump up & down, parade, slam dance, follow innocent bystcind- 
ers, make noise, or what? It's entirely up to you. 
Bring- >anything or whatever (maybe stuff to prettify boxes) 
More info->aark 681-4624 

NIGHT GAMES— CAPTURE THE FLAG 

Saturday, June 25; 7 pm 

Imagine modem day ruins on a lofty hilltop in the Marin 
headlands. Imagine sneaking about in the moonlight, playing 
an elaborate game of tag you probably loved as a kid, but which 
isn't offered at the local racquet dub. Time to have fun again! 
We'll be going to em abandoned radar station with a 
commanding view to play capture the flag, a "tag" game using 
foam rubber swords, in w^ich you try to steal the other team's 
flag. Expect to hike about a mile and to nm and sneak around. 
Where- >Car-pool at 7th Ave. & Lincoln (at the baseball 
diamond), S.F. 

Wear->Dark, comfortable, layered clothes; comfortable 
running /walking shoes 
Bring->A flashlight; potluck food to share 
Info->Jeffrey Spaulding, 564-5047 



The Cacophony Society is a general interest group 
(gig) uniting people of restless and dissonant 
backgrounds, eager to express themselves and have 
a good time, sometimes pushing the edge of the 
social envelope. If you are a dreamer, artist, exis- 
tential test pilot, urban necromancer, esoteric 
scholar, wandering spirit, or otherwise of motley 
view — you name it — then you you know there's 
more to life than passive experience, that the city is 



THE SUN ALSO SETS/THE EVANESCENT WAVE RETURN OF THE SCHLOCK HLM FEST 

Sunday, June 26; 7:30 pm-sunset Thurs., June 30; 7:20 pm 

See dying vegetable life sustain, 

See life dissolving vegetate again; A monster from a lost age strikes in 3D — will he get slime all 

All forms that perish other forms supply. over your popcorn? And what will you do when IT comes from 

(By turns we catch the vital breath and die) outer space and lands right in your lap? 

Like bubbles on the sea of matter borne, Where- >York Theatre, 2789 - 24th St. 

They rise, they break, and to that sea return. Info->Rainer, 665-4482, or York Theatre 
— Alexander Pope, Essay on Man 



Half Baked Sale/Grape Vine 



For many, the summer solstice is a time of Ught; the gjddy 

stirrings of endless summer warm the cockles of the heart. Coming in July: 

Another view is that it marks the triumph of night — 

the pendulum swings, and darkness is on the rise. Whatever What follows: ideas that have been bandied about , but are still 

your mood — whether brooding or ebullient — if you have words wanting to be organized. Would you like to get involved? Some food 

to make it flesh, a glow that lingers — come join us in a postsol- for thought: 
stice salute to the waning sun. 

WTiere->A few of us earlybirds will eat at Louis', a diner •Return of the Night of the Exquisite Corp>se! an audience- 
opposite Sutro Park on Point Lobos Rd., above the Cliff House, scripted night of theater. Contact: Louise, 564-8689. 
around sixish. At 7:30 we will pass the Diana statue, ascending 'A memorial event/ wake for Robert Heinlein. Celebrate Lunar 
to the summit of the Sutro Heights Park. Independence Day? 

Who?->Your hosts, Steven (647-2458), Thomas, and Care. •Distribute Nietzsche tracts at the bottom of Powell Street on a 

Bring->in/expirational prose or poetry to read aloud. Food, Sunday; set up a table, have signs. See how far we can go 

drink, other refreshments. Flashlight may be useful. promoting his work as a slap in the face of public piety. 
Wear->Layered clothing, in case of fog. 

THE EDITOR SQUEAKS " 

I do not like heroes; 
they make too much noise in the world. 

— Carlysle 

The Generations of Snipers the story so far for ya fashionable mettaya rez types 

And Alexander, at the end of one tether, awaiting the genesis of his late incarnation, founded a discor- 
porate bragsheet, which became a flyer, and then a newsletter. It was nurtured by artists such as 
Louise, who threw in her bounty of graphics and inspiration. And the din which was Cacophony 
flourished as a resounding success; each year more p>eople in the kingdom left their ears bare. Until 
one day Alexander met with death by misadventure — some say his lance lacked mettle, but this charge 
was unalloyed ordure. 

And Khennedy arose, to take a turn at the reins. But it soon became clear that behind his be- 
guiling visage, there crept a demon, now loosed on the hapless streets. 

The City feared. A shivering came with the dew. Gold sweat. Conrad slew Khennedy, and 
there was rejoicing. 

The clouds however regrouped, after a time, and scoured the land with acid tears at the con- 
tinuing infamy. Newspapers bled for months in the rainbow gutters; early fog cleansed the wound. 

Conrad, once rooted, branched into Bough. Birds returned the leaves, sight and sound. A 
shimmering heat stroke those "delerious highways of joy," per Uncle Jack Kerouac. Then the day blew 
Black into night. 

The air whispered to Tinnitus, who lurked in the wings. Everything was aglow — it was only 
St. Elmo's, and the imminence of summer, the call of the street. Forget that storm in the distance, those 
rumors of new terror, or other hostages of the moment. 

It goes beyond reckoning — who could ever have imagined it would turn into such a weird 
world, there would be that background hum, more than monotone, a lilting siren to rouse the most 
fervent Sleeper, a jarring featherstir in the breast. 

Why, we're still scratching our heads; damned if we believe, and damned if we don't. But the 
reassuring thing about that noise is we all can hear it, as the machine starts to mutate, and we plan our 
next spin of the dial. 

Rough Draft is now twenty-one: an age of devise and diss e n t consent 

cont. from the 1st page 

a playground waiting to be played with, and that you're never too old to have fun. Wherever you are, it's 
possible to transform the mundane into the exotic, to gain as much from play as from work, to wrestle with 
reality — and win. 

To list an event, write (preferably type) a description, with the name of the event, the date, the time 
and meeting place; what are the materiel requirements, any restrictions, special clothes, etc. It is useful to 
list a contact name and telephone, though not required. The Editor, however, will need this information in 
case there are any questions concerning a listing. 

Events don't have to be anything. They don't need to be grand or elaborate, dangerous or docile, 
long, short, easy or hard. If you think it's a good idea, it probably is, and you might as well give it a try. 

Write it up and send it in, or come talk about it. 
Next meeting: Thursday, June 23 from 730 to 8:30 or 9. All are welcome — this is your chance to come and discuss 
any ideas you, a Cacophonist (/to-be) may have. Meet at the Cafe Clarion on Mission, between 17th and 18th 

Streets. Deadline for the next issue is Saturday, June 25. 

Rough Draft, the uffishal, verbally transmitted organ of the 

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They took away the phone, said we were giving too many folks a ringing in their ears. 

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Certainly it constitutes bad news 
vhen the people who agree with you 
are buggier than batshit . 
-Philip K. Dick. WILIS 

WHAT CACOPHONY MEANS TO ME 

We know what the book says : 
Ca-coph-o-ny (ka-kof a-nee) n. pi. - 
nies. 1. Jarring discordant sound: 
dissonance. 2 Harsh or unharmonious 
use of language, as opposed to euphony 
[Fr. cacopbonie , Gr . kakophonla . from 
kakophonos , cacophonus) . 

One of our readers came up 
with this pithy comment: 

"A slap across the face when 
you expect a kiss, city life at war 
with you. a long night's dance in a 
cold rainy forest, the sun and moon 
clash in the sky. sharp fingernails 
down the blackboard of your mind, a 
brick through the window of your 
soul . a chorus of shrieks in a 
playground, clank of metal and 
steel and iron and everywhere you 
go chains, chains, chains and No! 
No! No!»> 

As advertised. June 25 occa- 
sioned a Boxer Rebellion at Union 
Square, in which a dozen large 
cardboard boxes were seen promenad- 
ing, confounding the attentions of 
innocent passersby. One impromptu 
participant, visiting the City from 
the remote suburb Tiburon was heard 
to remark. "It's a fun thing to do 
on a lovely Saturday such as this." 

The police perspective was 
less sympathetic: "We heard there 
were some people doing crazy things 
with boxes." Different kicks for 
different pricks. 

JOURNAL OF A DROUGHT SUMMER 

The Entropological Research Center of 
the San Francisco Cacophony Society has 
compiled a list of directives for 
socially- responsible citizens to follow 
for the duration of the drought. 

continued 



My 



1988 



TANSTAAFL! The Bird is Cruel! Heinlein 
in Dementia 

Thursday, July 7; 7:30 pm 

Come to this commemorative evening honoring the 
work of Robert A. Heinlein, author of such classics as 
The Door Into Summer, Stranger in a Strange Land, 
andr/ie Moon is a Harsh Mistress.. Bring your favorite 
passages and bones to pick with the late great Dean of 
science fiction. Formal attire is suggested. 
Your hosts — >Waldo F. Jones, Andrew Jackson Libby, 
and PeeWee Reisfeld 

Where— >940 Capp SL (between 24th & 25th Streets) 
RSVP (desired but not required)— >647-2458 
Please be prompt; the Admiral does not suffer latecom- 
ers gladly. 

MORE BAD SLEAZE AT THE SCHLOCK 
FILM PEST 

Friday, July 8; 7:30 pm 

See Rex Reed undergo a sex-change operation and 

become — yes, who else but — Raquel Welch. And 

watch Farrah Fawcettend up in a torrid lesbian scene 

with Raquel, or is it Reed? The co-feature is a frequent 

nominee for the worst film of all time. Bela Lugosi 

makes a heartfelt plea that transvestites just get no 

respect! 

Wherfr— >York Theatre, 2 789 -24th St. 

Info — >Rainer, 665-4482, or York Theatre 

MONDO MANIACS AT THE SCHLOCK 
FILM FEST 

Friday, July 15, 7:1 5 pm 

You decide what is more bizarre, the customs rituals of 
modern society, or those of the so-called primitive 
cultures. We're talking insect-eating, Malaysian shark 
stuffing, German female impersonators, seriously weird 
goings-on at Californian pet cemeteries, and of course, 
head-bashing in Sardinia. Joe Bob, eat your heart out! 
Where— > York Theatre, 2789-24th St. 
Info— >Rainer, 665-4482, or York Theatre 



Cacophony Meeting 

Wednesday, July 20; 7:30 pm 

In which we all speak at once, welcome any fresh 

faces or new blood, brainstorm, and otherwise make 

merry. 

Where — >Caf6 Clarion (Mission St., between 1 7th & 

1 8th St.) 



for more dirty tricks and inspired pastimes, see Over 



Welcome to the late 20th century with Rough Draft : the sequel : issue 22 of 
the monthly newsletter of the San Francisco Cacophony Society. Let's synchro- 
nize calendars, everybody: July 1988. To any time travelers out there, wel- 
come to the late 20th century, where it's here today...gone today! Subscribe by 
sending $5 (or check made out to CASH)to Rough Draft, P.O. Box 6392, S.F. 
94101. ©1988 All rites reversed. An Atlantis Express production. 



Drought Journal, cont. 

•As Bob Dylan says, everybody's gotta 

conserve sombody 

•Or Tom Lehrer: Birds gotta swim and 

fish gotta fly 

•Save water; drink wine 

•Whenever possible, share the shower 

with pets, loved ones, or any apparently 

"safe" acquaintances. Solitary bathing 

is excusable only for the purposes of 

suicide. 

I would rather be ashes than dusti 

I would rather that my spark should burn 

out in a brilliant blaze 

than it should be stifled by dryrot . 

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom 

of me in a magnificent glow. 

than a sleepy and permanent Planet. 

—Jack London 

Hov To Avoid Gettii ^ Stiffed in 
the Comin g Election 
an editorial exhortation 

Do you want an erector set President? 
Looks like that is what we will get. 
unless there are a few good men and 
women left in this craven New World. 
we're not talking about the Coup of 
the Century, but what's going to 
happen this November, 

If you're still looking for a 
winner, well why not take a long look 
in the mirror? Why sit back when you 
know as well as anyone the way this 
country should be run? Write your- 
self into the picture: if everyone 
were to vote for themselves (regardless 
of age, or party affiliation), we'd 
finally have true democracy! Divide 
the two million minutes of a four 
year term by the shrinking elector- 
ate, and you've got everybody who 
votes with a chance (finally!) to 
learn what it's like to be the 
Comm ander in Chief. In the 
succeeding hyperdemocracy , everyone 
will rule...for a few seconds...and get 
to share in the blame. Long enough 
to bear the mantle; short enough to 
limit the damage. 

You know what counts: give 
yourself credit, you deserve it. Why 
wait to see who comes off the assem- 
bly line in New Orleans or Atlanta? 
Hold your own convention in your 
backyard, in a park, or on the 
streets. In the months to come, the 
Cacophony Society will be waging this 
campaign, which encourages you to 
claim your share of the American 
Dream. 

Say to yourself: I'm for Me. 
Me my more now. Try it— run like 
blazes— and don't look back. 

—Art Tinnitus 



My, 



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CHARTER MEETING OF THE jISM SOCIETY 

Wednesday, July 20; 9 pm 

A colloquium will be held in which we read from the most 
salacious in current literature — recent porn stories involving 
librarians, in various stages of debauchery — to the classics, 
de Sade and Bataille. You are invited to participate in this 
public display of verbal ribaldry. Bring your own selection, 
and be prepared to discuss unblushingly, with learned 
commentary, at the crdme du caf6 — 
Where— >Caf6 Boh^me, 24th at Mission 
Info— >Louise, 564-8689 

LEMMINGS MARATHON IN MARIN 
COUNTY 

Saturday, July 30; noon 

Run with the pack! Partake the genius of the crowd! Yes, 

it's that time of year when we expect to see everyone in 

their Reeboks and Chi shorts out for this annual race to 

oblivion. Be there, or we'll be mad. 

Where — >meet at Larkspur Landing, then follow the leader! 

August 

RETURN OF 

THE NIGHT OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE 

a revival 

Sunday, August 6; 8 pm 

Exquisite Corpse: Came of folded paper played by several people, 
who compose a sentence or drawing without anyone seeing 
preceding collaboration or collaborations. The now classic 
example, which gave the game its name was drawn from the first 
sentence obtained this way: "the-exquisite-corpse-will-drink-new 
wine." 

— Andre Breton 
"Le Cadavre Exquis" 

We are going to take the game several steps further by using 
it to create an evening of surrealist theater. Before the per- 
formance, willing members of the audience will contribute 
lines of text for several segments of the performance, none 
having any idea of what has preceded, other than a line or 
two by the previous writer. {Demonstrable writing skill is 
not required.) The result will be nonlinear, coherent from 
moment to moment, yet structured with the logic of dreams, 
to be performed by our Surrealist Acting Troupe and 
chanteuse. Other unlikely events will occur. 
The Corpse will convene — ^^at 8 pm. Be prompt if you wish 
to have authorial input. 

Where — >Haight Ashbury Community Cultural Center, 
1 833 Page St. (between Cole and Shrader St.) below the 
Library. 

Bring — >Costume pieces and accessories (hats, gloves, 
jewelry, scarfs, etc.) for the performers to use. (And come 
in costume yourself if you like.) 
Info — >Louise, 564-8689 

[I think those are all the listings we 
received. Unless I mislaid one in a 
rare case of absinthe-mindedness .— Ed . ] 



The San Francisco Cacophony So- 
ciety is a non-aligned, atonal 
group consisting of laid-back 
synsesthetes , rootless cosmopoli- 
tans, zipless adversaries , and 
other species of the bourgeois 
underground . 




Rough Draff is the verbally transmitted organ ("hair of the 
dog") of the San Francisco Cacophony Society, a semiper- 
meable collective of free radicals, nattering nihilrealists, 
diehard disinhibitors, dangling participants, feline dogma- 
tists, and other compaheros in this fin-de-siecle quasi mode 
Deadline for the next issue: Friday, August 26, See address 
belovj; calendar of events on the verso. 



ROUGH 



after too long barking at the moon 
THE EDITOR SQUEAKS 



DRAFT 



#23 



Ouch! Paper cuts like crazy. 

Having viewed the political charades of late, you may well think, in the words of Mexican politico 
Porfirio Munoz Toledo: 

It's a victory of paper. 
Sure, every Party has a cutup, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is no exception. At their 
recent private function, we heard this zinger by Vladimir Kabaidzc, addressed to the all-powerful scribblers 
as bureaucrats, whose pens can cross swords: 

It is hopeless to fight paper. 
We must kill the authors. 
This bit of intelligence takes us out of the green streets into reveries on 



THE SILLY SEASON 

— or — 
Everything You Know Is At Least Half True 



Six of one. Hup hoop pre-poor. 

Now, if we can forego modesty for a moment, let us say Hats off, everyone, to those blaring 
Cacophonists...who, in their dying machines, would love to turn you on. 

...Who, in this year of the jackpot, will about face on the fools' gold rush. ..which would lead us to 
"that shining city on the hill," a Nuevo Eldorado, devalued by the touch of Tinseltown. 

...Who, in the war on probability, have pledged themselves to the struggle for the arts-in-kind in an 
acausal world. (Bah, Humebug!) ...Who would cast Ollie North in a Berkeley Shakespeare production of 
Strategic Hamlet... I 

. . .Who await the early returns, and pray that it's You, and you, but most of all you who have the 
uncommon sense to make a difference from the sum of these moribund parts. . . who may be blue, but are no 
longer willing to paper over the holes in the suspension of disbelief. 

...Whose times demand more than mere articles of faith. ...Who, having aroused from the Great 
Sleep Forward, can look back in danger at the zines of childhood, and arrive at a new formula for survival. 



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RETURN OF 

THE NIGHT OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE 

a revival 

Saturday, 6 August; 8 pm 

"Exquisite Corp.>e: Game of folded paper played by several people, who 
compose a sentence or drawing without anyone seeing precedmg 
collaboration or collaborations TTie now classic example, which gave 
the game its name was drawn from the first sentence obtained this way: 
the-exquisite-corpse-will-drink-new wine." 

— Andre Breton 
"Le Cadavre Exquis" 
From parlor game to evening of surrealist theater! Before the 
performance, anyone may contribute lines of text for the script, 
none having any idea what has preceded, other than a bne or 
two by the previous vmter. (Demonstrable writing skill is not 
required.) The result will be nonlinear, coherent from moment 
to moment, yet structured with the logic of dreams, to be 
performed by our Surrealist Acting Troupe and chanteuse. 
Other unlikely events will occur. 

The Corpse wiU animate — >8 pm. Be prompt if you wish to 
have authorial input. 

Where — >Haight Ashbury Community Center, 1833 Page St. 
(between Cole and Shrader St.) below the Library. 
Bring — >Costume pieces and accessories (hats, gloves, jewelry, 
scarfs, etc.) for the performers to use. Audience costume is 
optional 
Info— >Louise, 564-8689 

TERRITORIAL STAKEOUT 

Friday, 12 August; midnight 

Are you oppressed by the behavioral sink of dty life? Would 
you like to take back some of the downtown territory which has 
become an unreal estate, but remains your stomping ground, 
and for proprietary reasons is held by a few? We propose to 
redraw the map in a time honored way true to our mammalian 
heritage. After imbibing the necessary raw material, we will 
embark on the rounds of dovimtown, giving free rein to the 
renaissant territorial imperative — it may be to paint the City 
yellow (without the paint!). 

The bashful of kidney (or bladder recessed) need not worry; 
bring a spray liquid substitute if you like (spit will do), 
althougli permanent or actionable marks are not encouraged. 
Meet — >Markoff Chaney; 11 p.m.. Spec's, in North Beach 
Be prepared — >for a casual nighttime stroll, a little splash 
control; we may have to explain ourselves 

GET SIRIUS! (See North America's only Earthbound Dog Star) 

Saturday, 13-14 August 

Some call them fireballs, meteors (from the Greek meteoros — 
"above the air"), blazing stones from the sky, gadflies of the 
void. Whatever term you choose, come train your eyes 
skyward and join other intrepid observers as we mark the 
return of the Perseid meteor shower from atop a private 
mountain north of the dty. Be prepared to spend the night 
with sleeping bags, snacks, libations, and telescojjes. Before 
and between falling stars, there will be ample time for hiking, 
bacchanalian sodalizing, storytelling, music, art-making, and 
perhaps even worshiping at the foot of the giant, rotating dog 
head. Please telephone ahead to reserve a space. There will be 
carpooling for those without cars. 

Bring — >sleeping bags, flashlights, sky instruments (binocu- 
lars, telescopes), potluck food to BBQ, and pancake toppings 
for breakfast, swimming trunks, musical instruments, a few 
dollars as a donation for coffee and beer. 
Depart — >Saturday, 3 pm; 243 Lincoln Way #1 (between 3rd 
and 4th Aves.), S.F. 
Info/RSVP— >Louise, 564-8689 




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Now casting for 

"AMAZON SPACE BABES ON THE MOON IN SHORT 

SKIRTS" 

Tuesday, 16 August; 7 pm 

It's cinema on a shoestring. TTiis is an open call to all. Take a 

screen test and become a star. No acting exp>erience necessary; 

in fact, it just gets in the way. Come read for one of the many 

roles available, or create a sdence fiction character of your own. 

All partidpants will be offered a role dther as a main character 

or as an extra. 

Where — >Julian Theatre at Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 

953 De Haro St., S.F. 

Appointment/details— >Fred, 543-6922 or 826-2908 



POETRY BREAKFAST 

Saturday, 20 August; 8;30 am; Mt. Olympus 

A breakfast with the gods. We will meet at the NE comer of 
17th and Clayton Streets, and hike up the steps to Mt. 
Olympus, where we v^ill read from Ovid, Homer, even Yeats — 
whatever puts you in the other world. Bring breakfast goodies 
to share. 
Your Hostess — >Cat ]. 

HOUSES ON THE BORDERLAND: a moonlight excursion 

Saturday, 20 August; evening 

We will spend an evening exploring and viewing what was 
once a bustling village, but is now a sinking, decaying pile. 
Our destination is a genuine ghost town. A whistle stop on the 
phantasm express only forty minutes from Sem Frandsco. We 
request that you bring your favorite ghost story — true, fictional, 
anecdotal, whatever. You will also need to be prepared for a 
five mile round trip walk. 

Spedfic details will be provided upon contacting the organiz- 
ers. 
RSVP — >753-2277; leave your name & phone nvunber. 

NEW CURE FOR SUMMER DOLDRUMS! 

Wednesday, 24 August; 7:30 

Carpe diem (seize the day) at the monthly meeting of the 
Cacophony Sodety, wherein we plan new events, match 
gnarrrly wavelengths, make a little noise, engage in ritual one- 
uppunship, and dare each other to disturb the universe next 
door while yearning for Tranquillity Base. 
Where — >Cafe Qarion, Mission St. between 17th & 18th Sts. 

RED VIC DRIVE-IN 

Thursday, 25 August; 8 pm 

For an outdoor cinematic experience in the kind of overstuffed 
comfort which is impossible in an automobile, we will be 
replicating the thrift shop comfort of the Red Victorian movie 
house, and taking it on the road to the drive-in. 
Where — >at the Geneva Drive-In, just west of Cow Palace 
Bring — >ch airs /sofas, yiimmie food, drinks, blankets, warm 
dothing, truck/vehicles 
Info— >Amanda, 589-9754 



SEPTEMBER 

RADical CULTure FESTival 

2-6 September, San Francisco 

A big experiment : music : ritual : theater : dance : books : 

discussion : workshops : picnic : parade : video : juggling : lofts 

: film : street political action : clubs : tours : sex : p>oetry : crafts : 

tunnels : buses : pctrks : beaches : ideas : skateboards : black 

market : punk : hippie : unknown : kids : bicydes : jamming : 

food : u-do-it : @rt. 

To partidpate in any way 

Write/call ahead or come— >RADCULT, 719 Ashbury, S.F. 

94117; 495-0740. 

When — >Friday, 2 September; 1-6 pm 

WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD? 

Saturday, 3 September; 8:30 pm 

After the success of the Launciromat Event (Dec. '87), we are 

planning another formal bash in an even less formal setting — 

the place of dead roads, you might say. 

Meet — > 8:30 pm, at Folsom & Fremont 

Info— >Amanda, 589-9754 

Bring — >party supplies, warm dothing, perhaps a vehicle 

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SWIM THE FARALLONES! 

Thursday, 1 September; midnight 

That's right! A delightful, refreshing, enervating, midnight 

twenty-four mile round trip dip in the Pacific Ocean! 

hnagine yourself dodging sharks, man o'wars, drunken 

fisherman, dope smugglers, the Coast Guard, and the U.S. 

Navy! 

And once you arrive at the famous Farallone 
Islands, home of the largest guano factory in the world, 
you get to turn around and SWIM BACK! 

A swell event for the whole family! 
Where — >Ocean Beach! 
Bring — >bathing suit and towel! 
Your hosts — >Stan and Ollie! 

RADical CULTure FESTival 

2-6 September; 

Events include a Black Market Bazaar, outdoor actions 

"Working at Play, Playing at Work" (call Med-o, 864-1013), 

various theatrical performances ('Theatre of Change", 

Ripped Van Winkle, and others) and screenings. 

Info— >RADCULT, 719 Ashbury, S.F. 94117; 495-0740.; to 

list a late event call Nomi, 731-6607 

WhereAVhen — >keynote gathering at Ashbury House, 

Friday, 2 September; 1-6 pm 

WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD? 

Saturday, 3 September; 8:30 pm 

After the success of the Laundromat Event (Dec. '87), we 

are planning another formal bash in an even less formal 

setting — ^the place of dead roads, you might say. 

Meet — > 8:30 pm, at Folsom & Fremont 

Info— >Amanda, 589-9754 

Bring — >party supplies, warm clothing, perhaps a vehicle 

ENTER THE UNKNOWN 

Friday, 9 September; 8:30 pm 
We will enter and explore a strange and mysterious 
chamber — an aging artifact of the urban landscape — 
largely forgotten and shunned by many. Few environ- 
ments may be as bizarre. 

Bring — >a potluck meal for 5 in a knapsack; formal clothes; 
2 working flashlights. 

Meet — >7th Ave. & Lincoln (beside the baseball diamond). 
Don't be late! 
Be prepared — >for a little climbing. 

CRASH AND BURN 

Saturday, 10 September; 6 pm-midnight 

In honor of the forthcoming 

flight of Space Shuttle Discovery. 

Will four great American heroes 

ride a pillar of fire to their glorious 

Valhalla in the sky? (there to deposit 

a communications satellite) 

Or... will conversations stutter to 

somber tones 

while the American Dream plunges 

to a watery grave? 

Bets welcome (and bats — ^there may be a pifiata) 

only a small percentage to the house — 

redeemable if and when Discovery finally flies (or 

otherwise). 

Where — >Mission Control (near 2th St.), San Francisco 

Bring — >your own propellant, though we might have 

some on hand, ready to ignite over the rocks... 

RSVP— >Steven, 647-2458 or Donald, 648-2773 

PRANKS UNLIMITED 

Wednesday, 14 September; 7:30 pm 

Pranksters, fools and urban gorillas are invited to join in an 

on-going group dedicated to carrying out pranks, hoaxes 

and put-ons, in the spirit of those chronicled in Re/ Search 

Publications' Pranks. 

Meet — >Cafe Clarion, 2118 Mission St. 

Info— >Jeffrey Spaulding, 564-5047 



QUASI BIANNUAL MIDNIGHT 
BARBEQUE (Quasi Gourmet, too!) 

Saturday, 17 September 

We will again sally forth to brave the elements and 

ominous societal rumblings in order to eat well amidst 

good fellowship and rather unusual environs. 

Bring — >warm dark clothing, flashlight, cars gassed and 

ready to roll, change for gas if not driving, food to barbe- 

que (preferably your very favorite barbeque recipes, 

sauce, salads, drinks, etc), good cheer, your mom (if she 

can cook). 

Where — >7th Ave. & Lincoln Wy., 100 yards due north 

of intersection, inside Golden Gate Park 

Your culinary co-conspirators — >Dirt Boy & Dog Boy 

CAFE CACOPHONY 

Thursday, 22 September; 7:30 pm 
Come meet the folks behind these crazy events; observe 
the contrived and deceptive normalcy of those in atten- 
dance; hear the latest exploits, plan new events, and see 
how long you can resist the contagious, if arrhythmic call 
of the street. 
Where— >Cafe Clarion, 2118 Mission St. 

NIGHT GAMES— CAPTURE THE FLAG 

Saturday, 24 September; 7 pm 

As the full moon gently rises over an ir\ky bay, shadowy 
figures trudge uphill to a lofty and isolated height, where 
ruins of technology gone mad rust in the night's stillness. 
Seeking a rare and prized icon, they move silently 
through the darkness, stalking one another with that 
most deadly of weapons — the dreaded foam sword! 

Yes, it's another installment of Night Games, an 
updated version of Capture the Flag, played in an exotic 
locale in the Marin headlands. Be prepared for a 30 
minute uphill hike, and some running. 
Info— >Jeffrey Spaulding, 564-5047 
Meet — >7th & Lincoln (beside the baseball diamond) 
Bring — >a potluck meal in a backpack; a working 
flashlight 

HELGA POSES IN THE PARK 

Saturday, 1 October; 2 pm 

Most fKirtrait painters stay three to four feet away from their 

model. I don't. I may be six inches, and sometimes even closer 

thcin that to the model. I like the connmunication. You can see 

the pores and the act of breathing, and you can feel the moist, 

hot breath. 
— Andrew Wyeth 
The S.F. Cacophony Society presents a benefit for Helga 
Testorf, the mysterious and underrewarded model of 
Andrew Wyeth from 1971-1985. Our dear Helga has 
consented to pose for painters, draftsmen, art students — 
anyone seeking to capture that proletarian allure so 
skillfully represented in the Helga paintings at the De 
Young Museum. (Several of the poses used by Wyeth 
will be duplicated exactly.) For Helga's comfort, and to 
guarantee a level of authenHcity, we will recreate 
Wyeth's Pennsylvania farm as closely as possible on lo- 
cation. 

Works will be shown immediately afterward at 
the Salon du Parque, where an auction will be held to raise 
money for the deserving woman. Artists are encouraged 
to dress appropriately and silver hair is in. Music from 
New England will be provided, along with other 
unexpected surprises. 

Meet — >2pm; 7th & Lincoln (beside the baseball dia- 
mond) 

Bring — >art materials, easels, stools and a discerning 
eye. Talent not necessary. A small donations for costs is 
encouraged. More is appreciated. All profits will be 
mailed to Helga Testorf. 
Info— >Ray Bough, 282-4210 

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Ex-Skeptic S SpGecll (delivered at the recent Cacophony Convention, at the whistie-stop taum of Drawbridge, California) 
Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you so much. Thank you so very much. That you very, very much. 
Thank you much, much. Thank you. 
My fellow Cacophonists, Friends, fellow Barbaricans: 

Five months ago, we announced our candidacy as pResidents of the You- Knighted sDates. All around us was a 
dark forest of fear and despair, of silence and resignation in the face of tyranny, the long slow decline of a country whose 
century is near spent. We had to cut through the dis-ease of eight years' ignorance and flaccid overgrowth, to see 
through the rancid pain that fell from the sky. Our struggle is to keep hope smouldering. 

Now you must see us for what we are: from dead dog to underdog. Many of you have asked: when will this 
campaign begin? Is this the end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end, or the beginning of a new beginning? 

Facts are stupid things. 

It's our gift to have visions. . .where you can see the flames of hope billowing in those freedom trade winds. We 
lit that fire a few years back. . .because God put us between the two great oceans to be found by a special people from 
every comer of the world — people who had that extra love of freedom /Zames... who came to this land to build a brilliant 
blaze of glory for the whole world to follow. 

Those flames were fed by passionate ideas and convictions, and we were determined to make them bum all 
across America. We can never let that fire go out or quit the fight, because the battle is never over. Our freedom must be 
contended, from Crater Lake to Old Faithful to the Chesapeake. 

When I saw that wall of flame, all I wanted to do was to get out of the kitchen into politics. For every dog must 
have its day. (We've had a Day of the Dolphin, a Night of the Lepus. . . ) 

We have dream that is alive tonight in every part of this country, and that is what our Party is all about. 

I know I have a reputation for being a brutal man. This erection isn't about demonology, it's about compliments. 
It's about values, not meaningless labels. Facts are stupid things. 

I will preside over the elimination of so many unnecessary regulations, that government-required paperwork 
imposed on citizens and businesses will by the end of our first term drop below our per capita consumption of toilet 
paper. Other levels of government will be weaned from the gruel of sepukku economics to a balanced diet of red ink 
sundaes, there will be new, safer transfusions of debt — no more draining posterity wath a pain in the enema. 

I want. . .1 want. . .basic wealth assurance for every stockholder in our national dream . . .to bring peace to the 
Middle West. . .to end abartheid in Chicago, where a middle aged black war veteran can be bounced out of O'Banion's for 
not having ID white enough to prove that yes, he too can drink next to Richie Daley, or even Fast Eddie. 

I sometimes wonder if we've forgotten who we are. We want to lead because we think everyone should take 
pride in themselves, and cast each vote as though it were their last. 

I'll make apathy a capital crime... twitch my behind, and say. Read my hips for those who would raze our Pax 
Americana. 

I hear the quiet people that others don't. I've seen what crosses that big desk. . .in the sky. 

What it all comes down to is The Man at the Desk. And who should sit at that desk? You! You should be that 
wo/man at the desk 

Listen: we will remit this country with interest; it will pay a richer dividend, with more stock options, and 
deeper pockets of resistance than ever before. 

That is our hedge, fellow Cacophonists. And that is our pledge to you, our fellow Barbaricans. 
[This broadcast is broken by an explosion of canned apple sauce.] 

ROUGH DRAFT GOES UNDERGROUND 

Rough Draft, a phantom whim, welcomes you, 
the people most like to accede, to its gala 2nd 
anniversary issue (#24). We're in it for you — 
aren't we all in it together? Cacophony is indeed 
more than just the background chatter of bizarre 
new subculture. 

This monthly newsletter v^th the Colophon is 
brought to you — verve central — courtesy of the 
echo chambered nerve endings of the San 
Francisco Cacophony Society. The ganglial 
streets writhe under the summer sun, as we roust 
about the hornets' nest, or find ourselves 
traipsing through a sunken town that Bog 
Himself forgot. Cacophony goes by morning 
day and night. Cacophony is rust of another 
persuasion, and no, it never sleeps. ©1988; all 
rites conserved. A production of Atlantis 
Express. Editor: Art Tinnitus. 
See verso for the Calendar of September events. 
And now for the obligatory call for New Blood, 
read $$$. That's right, we want you to sub- 
scribe, as that is the sole funding for this 
publication. $5 gets you a six month dispensa- 
tion, a passport to a world of you-know-whose 
making. Send either raw currency or check 
palpable to CASH (citing which issue to begin) 
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CACOPHONY 

It's my favorite word 
It's my favorite notion 
It's my favorite 

— D.G. Rhoades 



WISH UPON A PERSEID SHOOTING STAR 

(Getting Siriiis) 

I'll talk to you, or anyone who talks to my machine long enough. 




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#25: October 1988 

The cranium is a space-traveler's helmet. 

Stay inside or you perish. 

Death is divestment, death is communion. 

It may be wonderful to mix 

with the landscape, hut to do so is 

the end of the tender ego. 

— Nabokov, Pnin 

THE EDITOR TWEAKS 

(9-18-88, in a small aircraft over upstart NY) 

The roar of the road quickens the pulse, another 
endocrine dream released, sloshes over the 
invisible dike the subconscious. The web that 
holds us steady, the tensile support that frames 
this view, is suddenly lit with prisming jewels of 
dew. 

Whether to follow those drops through the 
mist, wiping the mesh of sleep from the eyes, or to 
sink lost in a reflective revery, perchance to squint 
past these imp)ertinent offerings from afar — is the 
story we each have to write. 

Left to our own devices, we face the 
bruisenibbed tally of days and nights, the two way 
blues of nerve sendings, the crumbled column 
read in a spinal frottage, the scorched ciliar 
barrens of a bronchial terrace, the fistular breach 
of a lonely aorta, the tympani acoustics of decay. 

Never's the time to say throw in the sponge. 
That roar may be a siren. It might be a Piper call. 
A foghorn cut through the haze, or transparent 
wings have arrived to take you away. 

You decide. 




Our favorite Martian 



-Art Tinnitus 



ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES! 

The Editor reads with a baleful eye the newsletter 
of an "urban adventure" group, the 
Omniumgatherum Society, based in San Jose. 

All well and good: we like to see p>eople enjoy 
themselves, and appreciate the unique antics and 
excursions that living in a place (anyplace) can 
give rise to. Some may try to be everywhere at 
once, or just get away when they can. They may 
have their own ideas what to do; they may borrow 
creatively from others. We do not hesitate to Hp 
our own hats, when basing our fantasies or events 
on someone else's dreamwork. 

So when we read the newsletter of the 
Omniumgatherum Society, and find that a third to 
a half of the listings are verbatim reprints (with 
date/place changes, and no acknowledgment) of 
original Rough Draft events, we have to sigh and 
wonder about the state of the onion. 

This humble publication offers a complete line 
of architextural experience for the office or 
home — anywhere, anytime you like. Of course. 
Cacophony is up for expjort — we are always open 
to new markets. The licensing fee is really quite 
reasonable. Rough Draft now has subscribers on 
the East Coast and in Canada , t omorrow t he 
world! Even San Jose. 



The monthly nooseletter of the San Francisco Cacophony Society. An o set of the lowest commoner 

denominations, ranging from the base to the baseless, the fucked to the feckless, providing referrals 

for ugly roomers, beguiling half-truths, stop-the-press New Age/old hat gospel, and whatever else is 

coherent or aleatory enough to cut through the neurotransitory fog of the late eighties. 

©1988 for the contributors. 
Editor. Art Tinnitus. A production of Atlantis Express. 

SUBSCRIBE to ROUGH DRAFT, P.O. 6392, San Francisco, CA 94101. 
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OCTOBER 



IN A PYNCHON, ADD WATER 

Friday, 1 October; 11 pm 

Join Herbert Stencil, Dewey Gland, Morris Teflon, 
Bloody Chiclitz, Susanna Squaducci, Pig Bodine, 
Dudley Eigenvalue, Paola Hod, and the Whole Sick 
Crew, for the second annual Thomas Pynchon Walking 
Tour! Come with us on the trail with Benny Profane, 
schlemihl and human yoyo, where we will once again 
consider what has been 

fused into a single abstracted Street, 

which come the full moon 

he would have nightmares about. 

■ ■ ■ [in] a ghetto for Drunken Sailors 

nobody knew what to Do With, 

sprang on your nerves with all the abruptness 

of a normal night's sleep 

turning to nightmare. 

when 

overheard, 

turning everybody's face green and ugly, 

shone mercury-vapor lamps, 

receding in an asymmetric V 

to the east where it's dark 

and there are no more bars. 

A sure cure for insomnia: our restless perambulations 

this time will be from Pynchon's first novel, V. You can 

look forward to your pick of 

• a nose job, or other elective surgery 

• sex on the operating table 

• Malta 

•songs and esoterica 

• conversations with a rat by the name of Veronica 

• nearly going West with an alligator! 
We will take the usual liberties. 

Meet — >McSorley's Old Ale House, Lower East Side 
When — >11 pm, Friday, 1 October 
Bring — >flashlight for an underground excursion; 
shotgun if you have one 

SCHLOCK IN BESERKELEY! 
Monday, 3 October; 7:30 pm 

Here is a chance for all cinematic voyeurs to vicariously 

experience the decadent underside of the Big Apple. 

The first flick is reputed to be about "the secret vices 

and rituals of an urban demi-monde on the edge" or 

some such artsy fartsy bullshit! The second feature is 

about who else but Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick. Be 

there or be square! 

Meet — >U.C. Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley 

(near BART) 

Info— >U.C Theatre, 843-6267, or Rainer, 665-4482 




SCHLOCK IN BESERKELEY RETURNS! 

Wednesday, 5 October; 7 pm 

Experience the reputed worst science fiction film of all 

time. Bela Lugosi mercifully expired before the 

completion of this crazed low-budget epic! Next on the 

bill, Bela is back narrating tales of transvestism and sex 

change, the pinnacle of cinematic hilarity in my opinion! 

Last, but not the least, an Orgy of the Dead in Sexicolor, 

"Weird rites of 12 beautful females doomed for their 

moral looseness"! 

Meet — >U.C. Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley 

(near BART) 

Inf o— >U.C Theatre, 843-6267, or Rainer, 665-4482 

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE JUMP! 

Friday, 14 October; 11 pm 

Imagine yourself plummeting at 120 mph into San 
Francisco Bay from a height of over 200 feet! That's 
what will happen when you join the Cacophony 
Society's 2nd Biannual Golden Gate Bridge Jump! 

Last year's jump drew 500; while it wasn't much of 
a splash with the Coast Guard, it raised the spirits (and 
filled the coffers) of the Colma funeral industry. This 
year we're aiming for 1000 participants. 

The first jumper to hit the water wins a free funeral 
courtesy of Pepe Lapino's Funeral Parlor & Abbatoir in 
Colma! 

Where — >Golden Gate Bridge! 
When — >Friday, (Dctober 14; 11 pm! 
Bring — >your own bier! 
Your hosts — >Bud & Lou! 

TRIP TO BIZARRE AMERICANA 

Sunday, 23 October; 11 am 

It was a world of dazzling and eccentric vision 

and we were there, believe it or not! 

— Hank & Mabel Larson 

On one of Cacophony's occasional forays from Frisco, 

we will explore two unique collections of 20th century 

oddities such as a herd of naugas grazing in a crib, and 

an elephant doll featuring Tricky Dicky's head. And 

that is only the beginning! Included will be an enticing 

dinner under the watchful eyes of over 300 savage 

beasts. Only sick minds will enjoy this bizarre 

archaeological journey. 

Meet — >11 am at 7th Ave. and Lincoln at the baseball 

diamond 

Bring — >Cars gassed up and ready to go; money for gas 

and dinner; ID for drinks 

Info— >Ray, 282-4210 or Rainer, 665-4482 

A COMPANY OF VOLES 

Tuesday, 25 October; 7:30 pm 

Everyone is welcome at the monthly Cacophony 
meeting, where we pat ourselves on the back, backstab 
rivals, flay the powers-that-be, talk the talk, make funny 
faces, and sometimes maybe even wedk the walk. Come 
join in concocting events, decanting libations, or reading 
the signs in the silt of tea leaves; shoot the breeze in our 
Little League so recently up from the mud. 
Where — >Caf^ Clarion, Mission St. near 18th 



Deadline for November: 

Friday, 28 October 

See recto for editorial, subscription, and 

other v-v-vital information 



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ROUGH DRAFT #26 



the monthly newsletter of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 

It's the kind of grey November day 

that washes 'way reflections in the eyes 

of hotel porters 

— AI Stewart 



November, 1988 



CACOPHONY ENDORSES: 



After spirited consultation with the opinionmakers of our day, and in keeping 
with the Cacophony posture for campaign '88 (the Mission Primary of March, 
editorials of July and August; the Night of the Exquisite Corpse), it is the heartfelt 
desire of this small voice that everyone caught up in the din of the Big Decision 
cast their vote as though it were the first and last stone, hitherto left unturned. 

Moreover, it is about time we got beyond just chafing at the strictures of the 
two-party system, the left-right dichotomy, the conserveral-liberative paradigm, 
and exorcised our franchise in a meaningful and fulfilling way that is inclusive, 
rather than exclusive. 

In the privacy of the polling booth, we will each make an ideological 
confession that will reveal us as a people, and should reflect the highest 
embodiment of our national dream. The person picked for the oval office should 
not be a square, but someone we can bear to face at the end of the day, who has a 
good bedside manner, tastes and aspirations we understand. 

Best of all, the accession to power should be an act of creativity, rather than 
the rote x'ing of a name given to us by 
an elite of party hacks. We all know 
who really is best suited to lead, we 
see that person every day, and s/he 
has our respect. If s You, of course; we 
mean you and you — everyone under 
the sun (but not the rose). Write 
yourself into the process! 

Did you forget to register? Are 
you, perhaps, an alien? No problem! 
Just keep on writing; after the returns 
are in, if we all keep our hands and 
eyes on the prize, we should get it 
right some day — soon, before if s too 
late. 




SUBSCRIBE, DAMMIT! 

No, we haven't sold out, and we hope those aren't our fingers you find in your pocket. 
We do, however, need the support of people like you (yes, you'll do) to help keep this 
pale rag alive. Before you turn the page on our starving bulemic gourmand-budgeted 
tissue of new improved Absolute Truth (and nothing but), we hope you'll wrest some 
of your hardearned pretty polly from the maw of Responsibility, and send it ($5 for six 
issues) in an envelope, either in raw currency or as a c>o^ck to CASH to the belovv 
address. Please specify which issue you'd like to begin with. 



©1988 Art Tinnitus; all rights conserved. 
A production of Atlantis Express 

ROUGH DRAFT PO Box 6392 San Francisco CA 94101 



Rough 



NOVEMBER 



Draft 



A WALK WITH THE DEAD 

{"That's impossible," scoff the skqjtics. 

read on...) 

Wednesday, 2 November; 7 pm 



'Uam'tbeforreaV So 



When the sun goes down, and the sputtering streetlamps 
come on, people crouch inside their tube-lit rooms because 
they know the unspoken treaty with the Maker holds that the 
night belongs to the dead. Around Hallow's Eve and the Dia 
de los Muertos, this secretive veil is briefly cast aside, and one 
has the chance to chat up VIPs from beyond, pose vwth them 
in a rare photo opportunity, and take a walk on their wild 
side, in relative safety. Because Spanish culture is esp>edally 
attuned to this nightside of the soul, our skeleton crew will 
tour the Deepest Darkest Mission District. 
Where — >meet at the Mission Cultviral Center, 2868 Mission 
St. (near 24th St.) Come at 7pm; latecomers may miss the boat 
and be lost to the Stygian dark 

Wear — >skeleton outfit; bring candles, a small altar, a musical 
instrument; any dirges you're fond of. Once again, it's bring 
your own bier 

POLITICAL GRAFFITI/ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL 

Saturday, 12 November; 8-10 pm 

When are they going to learn their lesson? 
When are they going to stop all of these 
victory processions? 
— Elvis Costello 
We don't care which if either of the biopartisan candidates 
wins on November 8 according to the collective hallucination 
of the national media; we intend to have our say! And, we en- 
courage you to have yours — to add your voice to this discor- 
dant melee of democratic postmortems. We v^dll screen a tape 
of stump speeches delivered by Cacophony Candidates on the 
campaign trail, and host an open podium for your victory 
speech cum inaugural address. Come in a power outfit, and 
be prepared to face (or partake of) a not-so-silent minority. 
Come — >with speeches, four year plans, effigies, flags, and 
any oaths you can remember /recite. If you intend to rise to 
the occasion, we advise you to arrive early (say 7:30) to sign 

— .r — .--i_-.v _^_.i. - 

up l\Jl yOUl ^L^-^^'k oil LIIC SKjaOxj^K 

Where — >Cafe Fanari, 2773 24th St. (between Bryant & 
Potrero; next to the York Theatre) 
Info— >Peg Noone, 647-2458 

DESCENT INTO THE ZONE 

Part 1: Journey to Covina 

Friday-Simday, 18-20 November; meet at 11:30 pm 

"Nothing but the dead and dying back in my little tovm." 
Join us in an extended midrughl journey down those "deliri- 
ous highways of joy." We wiU travel with all haste down the 
occluded artery along the edge of western civilization to 
HometovkTi USA: Covina, California. Although this event is 
primarily targeted at natives of that obscure suburban vortex, 
we will welcome anyone for whom a vast grayness defined 
only by freeway routes and ranch house tracts dotted by 
decaying shopping centers defines their formative years. 
(Complete foreigners to an LA suburb are also encouraged to 
join us). We intend to cover the estimated 900 mi. round trip 
distance and make careful scientific records of the existing and 
imaginary Covina in a 36 hour period. Be prepared. 
Meet: 681 9th Ave., San Francisco; 11:30 PM (We leave at 
midnight!) 

Bring: Cameras, butterfly nets, measuring devices, (whatever 
instruments required for the records you plan to take), cars 
gassed up, money for gasoline, breathing apparatus, earth- 
quake survived manuals, valid id, and anything else you need 
to sustain you for the event. 
Your Hosts — >Phil and Care 
Info— >564-8689 or 668-2486 



COUNT YOURSELF IN 

Monday, 21 November; 7:30 pm 

Join we Cacophonauts and our fellow travelers for our 
monthly kaffee klatsch, where we show photos, compare 
notes, see who can sing in the highest register, tell the tallest 
tale, and think of ways to spook that "sv^Trling myriapod" just 
outside the window. This is the time cmd place we plan and 
discuss events, so if you've always secretly dreamt of, veil, 
doing something, this might be the way to go. Everyone is 
welcome. Be there — or beware! 
Where — >Cafe Qarion, Mission St., near 18th 



CACOPHONY GOES SHOPPING 

Saturday, 26 November; 10.30 pm 

/ was in this prematurely airconditioned supermarket and there were all these 

aisles... 
— ^Philip Class 
We will invade a hapless supermarket in San Francisco and 
give the late-night shoppers something extra in the form of 
ghettoblasted tapes of musique concrete (Edgard Var^se), 
minimalist angst (Philip Qass), existential gunfighter themes 
(Eniuo Morricone) and any other soundtracks or routines you 
might wish to share. Readings of prose or f)oetry, improvisa- 
tional f)erformances, and other bizarre behavior are all 
encouraged for the purpose of adding a new and more 
satisfying dimension to our shopping experience. 
Bring — >music, tapje devices, a shopping list, cash for 
groceries, a car if you have one 

Meet— >the Rose & Thistle bar, 1624 California (near Polk St.) 
Info/phone — >Steven, MIS-BILT 

GET LOOPED 

Tuesday, 29 November; 8 pm 

A musique concrete jam session /group sound sculpture/ 
nightmare audio jam. 

Join me for a somewhat nostalgic trip down the haunted 
sonic corridors of electronic music the way it used to be, when 
composers actually left their fingerprints on the substance of 
their work, namely a quarter inch magnetic tape itself. We 
will be focusing on the somewhat lost art of the tape loop, a 
simple device that conjures up a metered madness not 
accessed with equal depth of texture by today's digital 
equivalent. 

Finally, a Cacophony Society event that explores literal 
cacophony. I bebeve an amusing (or at least disturbing) time 
could be had by the completely uninitiated, as well as the 
grizzled veteran of tape composition. 
Bring — >it's OK to bring only your ears, but if you have a 
quarter inch splicing block, some quarter inch tape, some 
preexisting tape loops, recordings (in any format) of interest- 
ing sound materials (could be anything), a decent but not too 
precious microphone, or a quarter inch portable reel-to-reel, 
any of that stuff could prove useful; give me a call just before 
the event if you're not sure what to bring. Oh yeah, if you 
want to bring a lowend minisynth of some kind, be my guest, 
although the emphasis will be on concrete sovmds. 
Where — >243 Lincoln Wy. #1, between 3rd and 4th Ave. 
Info— >Phil, 564-8689 



DEADLINE for the next live wi r e issue is Friday, 25 
November. See recto for editorial, newsletter address, 
and, most important, subscription info . 

WHO ARE WE? WHAT IS CACOPHONY? 

When we don't have our heads in a huddle under 
pyramids, or up in the clouds, tuning in the music of 
the spheres, we're thumbing through the yellow pages, 
clutching the latest white paper to come out of the 
Bureau of Forms Reduction. We can be found out on 
the streets, scouting out locations, or in the dark dusty 
aisles of the biblio stax, dredging motes, raising Cain; 
we're the sophists of the copy shop; you can find us 
having our nails trimmed at the corner laser parlor, 
and otherwise shedding light on the new apocrypha. 

Yes, we're NewSage samurai, consciousness- 
expended warriors of this ribonuclear-free country. 
Join us; there's nothing to fear but tears, and the 
rusting through of an iron dream... 




Uh, oh, Ca-Cacophony comes to town 



ROUGH DRAFT 



#27 

December, 1988 





Shut up," he explained. 
— Ring Lardner 




YEAR IN RE: VIEW 
ATE-HE-HATE 



— or- 




This ain't the Garden of Eden. 
CXir Discontent... 



How We Learned to Stop Worrying 
and Love the Balm 



.and no, it wasn't the Summer of Love, darling... still, this may indeed be the Winter of 



Now, with the rhetorical excrescences of the campaign season behind us, we can get down to some serious partying, 
and hope to forget something of the predicament we find ourselves in, if only for the holidays. 

Do you share our bleakness in defeat, inescapable as the beat of different drum? Perhaps you too have the urge to 
vote with your feet, what with the horrible returns in for this year, which drag on the heels as we are plunged into a 
festive mire, at least for the next month. 

All right: so we have been told that "peace is breaking out" all over the world, but we have also seen so many 
contests of late where only the winners can be worse than the losers; it might be amusing if life wasn't so dear. 

But the mechanics of death are a basic growth industry, and there's certainly a lot of it to be seen here in this 
necrocultural mecca, California. From the miles of mortuaries, like the Grumann on Centinela, in SoCal, to the open- 
casket community of Colma, one gathers that this is a state where people come not only to get rich, or to enjoy their 
wealth, and the golden sun, they come here to die. Sure there is now the morbid assurance of "death benefits" offered by 
enlightened employers. That does not excuse the thanatobureaucrats who have programs for our national life 
expectancy, who will some day manipulate those figures as adroitly as they mold public opinion. Those fuckers have 
already staked out the grounds for general debate, they've poisoned our wells v^th Love Canals, and mete out our 
daily cake in a clatter of sound bites. The showmanistic mesmerism of the media, that soi-disant mirror of society, is 
something between a kapo and a commissar. 

But beyond our loccil reversals, and the growing desire for mass metempsychosis — why not even assist some of 
those impoliticbureaucrats, always in a hurry, you may have noticed, to their next logical spoke on the wheel, say as a 
cockroach? Give them a spin of their own medicine? Perish the thought! 

Besides the two screaming weenies we've sent to the White House, there are these other setbacks: 

• Soviets remain in Afghanistan 

• Khmer Rouge are poised to regain control of Cambodia, after ten years of Vietnamese occupation 

• Conservatives reelected in Canada, eager to sell out their country, accorded a "majority"(!) government in 

Ottawa, with 43% of the vote 
•Conservatives on the upsurge in South Africa, and 

• the erosion of free speech liberties in the U.K. 

This list could go on. What is to be done? We have a plan, but because it's in the way of New Year's Resolve, it 
will appear in the next issue. Stay tuned. 

'89, Here Comes Everybody — there goes nothing. 



The monthly newsletter of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 

©1988 Editor-for-Life, Art Tinnitus; last rites deserved 

See over for calendar of events & subscription info 

A production of Atlantis Express 



ROUGH DRAFT PO Box 6392 San Francisco CA 94101 



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DECEMTBIER 
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DEq< [THE Halls v^ '* "^ 

Wlin 'HALS OF CACOPh ONY! 

SundayJlS December^2pm I. 



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In our continuing sonic assault on the State of Things, we aim 
at a melodious tradition, Christmas caroling, and turn it into 
one more point of Dissonant Divergence. Vocal ability is not 
a requirement, and might even be a hindrance! Because we 
will be in the heart of the shopping district, the department 
stores may beckon, and depending on the group will, we 
might explore other chaotic avenues of consumer conscious- 
ness-razdng before the day is done. 

Meet — >outside the Powell Street BART station, at the base of 
the escalators, near the San Francisco Visitors' Information 
Bureau 

Bring — >anything you have which might serve as a carol, of 
any denomination — if you could bring about a dozen copies 
of any words, that would be ideal; musical instruments would 
be welcome; any holiday "outfit" you'd like to wear, or icons 
you might wish to smash 

WINTER SOLACE 

Tuesday, 20 December; 7:30 pm 

Come share the creature comforts of kindred souls at our 

monthly meeting, Caf# Cacophonie. Discuss events, practise 

new accents, and in general. Carry On through this darkest 

month. 

Where— >Caf6 Qarion, 2118 Mission Street (near 18th) 

SANTA CLAUS 

His capture, interrogation, trial, and execution 
Have you ever wondered why it is after you've painfully 
composed your annual missive to that nattering nabob of the 
north, begging your innocent little heart out for the return of 
your lost parents, world peace, an end to war, hunger, 
disease, environmental degradation, and any of the endless 
-isms blinding and plaguing the human mind... why is it after 
you have pleaded for all that is good and noble... 

...you get toys!? Dumb, stupid toys that break after six 
days. Toys that need constant battery replacement. Toys that 
lower your l.Q. to the level of a bat's. 

We here at SFCS are going to get the answer to those 
questions, and others. On the night of December 24th a mob 
of us will gather at a yet-to-be-disclosed living room and 
there set a trap for the notorious, nefarious Saint Nick 
himself. Following this sting, we plan, using the finest torture 
devices the 20th century has to offer, to squeeze out of him 
the answer to these and other questions: 

•Just where does that red nose come from, any way? 
(Nancy take note!) 

•Is he still beating Mrs. Qaus? 

•Just how does he treat those reindeer anyway? 

•How can a "saint" be a union-buster? We've all heard 
how he picks his scabs! 
Where — >Wherever! 
Who— >Gilles de R. and Ed G. 



JANUAEY '89) 
and beyond... 

DESCENT INTO THE ZONE 

Part II: return to Covina 
Fri-Sun, 6-8 January 1989 

Due to the overwhelming success of our first journey to 
Covina (see November Rough Draft), we have decided to 
return. This journey wall include additional activities 
involving the greyter Loz Angeleez area. We've added sleep 
opportunities and comfort zones for your touring pleasure. 
Printed prospectus available upon request. Consider this 
your last chance for an enlightening scientific examination of 
a ciiltural Dinosaur. We will leave at approximately 9 pm, 
Friday, and plan to return Sunday afternoon. 
Meet — >8:30 pm, 681 9th Ave., San Francisco 
Info— >Phil, 564-8689, or Care, 668-2486 



Beautiful though it may be, it's not a patch on Polarui. 

Ahj gentlemen, there'll always be a Poland. 

Otherwise there wouldn't be any Poles! 

— PaUbu 

"ONLY SANTA CLAUS CAN SAVE YOU FROM 
POVERTY" 

After fulminating for so long on what we fear and detest, we 
now take a breath to tell about what we do like. 

We hail groups such as the Orange Alternative, and in 
particular Waldemar Frydrych (aka "The Major"), whose aim is 
"to treat the political system of Poland as a work of art." His 
outrageous Happenings, according to a story in the May 21 
issue of The Economist, are in the interests of "Socialist 
Surrealism .. .demos which bring out the absurdity of commu- 
nism in Poland simply by taking it seriously." Events typically 
involve thousands of people, indulging in such open-air dada, as 
chanting Stalinist hymns by the moiUcee house in a zoo, or 
staging mock urban warfare, with buckets of water as the main 
weapon, shouting "Freedom and water." In the November 8 
San Francisco Chronicle, there was a story of police breaking up 
demonstrations that were satires of the Russian Revolution, and 
the beneficence of life in the Soviet orbit. "We love the pobce," 
pealed the protestors, as they were hustled into waiting vans. 

Across Frontiers (winter, 1988) describes the publication 
Homek, which had a 28 issue span, imder the aegis of the 
Movement for the Alternative Society, '"those crazies' in 
Gdansk" whose "philosophy is that it is forbidden to forbid." 
Right on! Also in Gdansk, the group Freedom and Peace 
produces @ Capella, a highly partisan, somewhat Green journal. 

The sensibility that comes across from these marginal 
groups has a resoimding familiarity: a state of affaires wherein 
the official reality is so farcical, there is but the thinnest line 
separating the Ubuesque "palcontents" from their debrained 
overlords. The political machine is in an advanced state of 
decay (is this the long awaited withering away of the state?) by 
virtue of being a self-satirizing system that people jeer at in the 
streets. 

One can see this pattern emerging in many parts of the 
world. South Africa conjures a similar, if bloodier disbelief, 
where a comic Like Pieter-Ehrk Uys can deadpan a statistical 
report of the government's radal reclassifications, published in 
"one of our few remaining daily newspapers. The Government 
Gazette," and remark, "I couldn't make it up if I tried." Isn't 
that scarey, boys and girls? 

And what about The Enemy zoe might have found, can any 
of it be told over the drone of this co-optive nation-State, where 
everyone is for sale? I'll pogo if you'll go f>ogo. 

Alas, our prescription must remain a mere purgative, as 
the forces of repressive tolerance de-Midasize everything into 
shit. This calendar to the left, not to mention our hidden 
agenda, remain the agents of our release. 

BECOME A CARD-CARRYING MEMBER OF 

THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY! 

FREE GRIFT WITH EACH NEW SUBSCRIPTION 

OR RENEWAL! 

Genteel Readers, it is worth noting that approximately 

half of you subscribers are at the end of your postal 

tether. Why withdraw when it's so cheap and easy to get 

this tongue-in-chic publication sent directly to your door; 

the other means of distribution can be uncertain to say 

the least. But we can't read your lips, unless you send $5 

(filthy lucre, or check to CASH), and while you buy your 

way through this shopworthy season, maybe there's a 

friend you'd like to inflict us on as well? What better 

New Year's Dissolution! 



YOUSE-R-US 

As a kid, did you poke your fingers into electrical outlets, 
feeling for that fugitive buzz, in all sweet innocence? Did the 
phone reach out and touch you in ways you still cannot name, 
leaving you with an indelible sense of phreakishness? Are your 
machine dreams now racked by rumors of viral info/inflamiria- 
tion? 

If you wish to pull yourself astride the great silicon 
sandworm, leaving behind your addic brain forest tor the dean 
granular plane of integrated luddism — purely theoretical, ycu 
imderstand — then we would certainly like to hear from you, 
with an ear to forming a discussion group, a roundtable of the 
desktop, for knight-hackers and hangerson! 
Address all inquiries to— >Rough Draft, PO Box 6392, S.F. 
94101, attn: Messrs. Three- Penny Nice Baud and Reginald 
Blade. 






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January 1989 



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ISSUE 28 



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What is 

the Cacophony Society? 



TMr CACOPHOKY SOCimr !■ ■ clearinchcMiM / 
newsletter where Anyone who waats to do 
anything crcatire, Mitartaininf or 
adveDturous ioTolTinc other people can list 
their event. These can be urban adventures, 
role playinf (ases, perforaances, visits to 
unusual locations, (roup art works, strsst 
theater. . .whatever jrou want. There arc no 
liaitations. 

The process is open-ended. By sttending 
an event or listing one in the newsletter, you 
becose an active and equal partner in the 
creation of BOUGH DRAFT. There are no nilea, 
officers or peraanent staff. It invites active 
participation. 

The newsletter coses out aonthly with 
whatever event write-ups are received at our 
post office box. It is sailed to 150 people on 
the sailing list, and distributed to cafes, 
bookstores, theaters, etc. around San 
Francisco. 

To get an event in the newsletter, type 
it up, with the nase of the event, the date, 
tiae and aeeting place, and a description of 
what is involved. Be creative. Be suspenseful. 
Be concise (we will edit for length snd 
clarity if necessary). List any saterials or 
special clothes (white ties k tails? hip- 
waders? rabbit suits?) required. Nail it to ffi 
Box 6392. 3.F. 94101 by January 25, or bring 
it to our brainstoraing aeeting that evening. 

Past events have included a day at the 
races, a night in a ghost town, dinner on the 
Golden Gate Bridge, a treasure hunt on the 
Chinese new year, poetry recitals in all-night 
supersarkets, and a blindfolded walk through 
North Beach. 

Events can be aiaple or coaplex, bizarre 
or innocuous. They can be individual visions 
or group efforts. There sre no standards or 
expectations. If you think it's s good ides, 
it probably is, and you aight as well give it 
s try. Write it up and send it in. 






TO SUBSCRIBE: 



If this sounds appealing, send t & in 
cash (or a check payable to "caah" ) to PO Box 
6392, 8F B4101 for six aonths of the 
newsletter. Cacophony aay bs Just what four 
life needa. 



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MIDNIGHT UUNDRY 

Sat Jan. 21st, 9 pm 



Have you aver wanted to waab your dirty 
laundry in public? Wiahed to waltt around a 
large cleaning eaporiua? Longed for an 
elegant and aatisfying seal while the dryers 
do 360's. Well, tonight we will try to satiafy 
all three of tbeae dsalrea, plus others that 
reaain unspoken, in s late evening event which 
will be utilitarian as well as draaatic, aa we 
transfers s aundane laundroaat into a fabulous 
soiree. Let's rub fibers! 

WHXBE: Highlander Laundroaat, 445 Judab at 
10th Ave. 

VKAB: Elegant evening clothes. 

BBING: Your dirty laundry and a pot luck food 
itea. 



IHTO: Louise, 564-8689 



CACOPHONY CAFE 

Wed.Jan. 25, 7:30 pm 

The closest thing to s "aeeting" the 
Cacophony Society has, sur aontbly gatheri:ig 
is s chance to aeet folks, brainstors ideas, 
plan events, show off photographs fros past 
adventures, and otherwiae find out what it's 
all about. Kind of like an intellectual petri 
dish, with beer and strong coffee aixed in. 

WHERE: Cafe Clarion, 2ll8 Mission St. (st 
18th) 



GUERILUX SWEATLODGE 

Sat. Jan. 28th, 8 pm 



A nighttiae foray into the essence of the 
sweatlodge / sauna / ateaabath. Once again we 
will convene at a secluded oceanfront site, 
fighting the bitter winter to create a haven 
of warsth. Ne will not be isitating the 
rituals of Aaerican Indians or anyone else. 
Instead, we will experience the pleasures of 
hot air as we invite participants to ahare 
bitarre but true stories fros newspapers , 
tabloids, books, or real life. As usual, 
stories and converaation nay be supplanted at 
tiaes by periods of darkness, silence and 
unexpected surprises. 

WHERE: 7th Ave. Off Lincoln next to the 
baseball diaaond. 



BRING: bathing suit, towel, flaahlight, 
blankets or sleeping ba^.s rcquircJ 

RSVP: Ray. 56A-8689. if you want to Ruarantcc 
room 1.1 cne sweatlodge. 



^i/rii^an C^xaro C^atarc/ 

To the San Francisco Cacophony Society, a funny, shadowy group, for isplaying 
Dadaiftic drive-in behavior. Among other stunts, they increased their movie- 
going comfort — And style — ty bringing their own couches and armchairs to the 
Geneva Drive-In. 

— FOCUS VDAGA2//V£.,0CC.*SB| 







The official organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 



February, 1989 



17th CRYPTO-ANNUAL 
MIDNIGHT BARBEQUE 

Sat. Feb. 11,9:30 pm 



On this evening Cacophony k Co. offers yet 
another curious repast as part of our ongoing 
series of cacodemonic culinary conspiracies. As 
with past excursions we've chosen a dinner 
locale seeting with saturnailan character and 
writhing with jovial yet sepulchral ambiance. We 
ask that those attending bring their very 
favorite and most exotic barbecue recipes and 
fixings. Past outings have taken place at 
abandoned rotting waterfront piers, at the foot 
of colossal religious symbols (cruciflxs, Dog- 
Head totems, etc.) among other equally normal 
spots. We should be back by sunrise. 

WHERE: 7th Ave. at Lincoln Way (1/2 block 
north at ball diamond) 

WEAR: Dark warm clothing, good boots 
(walking variety) 

BRING: 1) Food to barbecue and/or drinks, 
salads, side dishes, utensils, etc.; 2) Cars gassed 
k ready to go qx, money to split gas costs 
w/those driving (we'll carpool from this 
location); 3) VaUd California (or other) I.D.; 4) 
a healthy appetite! 

INFO: 753-2277— leave name k phone *. S. 
Melmoth. 



CHINESE NEW YEAR'S 
TREASURE HUNT 

Sat. Feb. 18, 5:30 pm 



Once again we're going on a quest through dark 
alleyways, dragon-clogged streets, exploding 
firecrackers and hordes of boggled, camera- 
happy tourists in a treasure hunt through 
Chinatown on the night of the annual New 
Year's parade. Six teams will search for clues 
in exotic and obscure locations, using the 
parade and attendant celebrations as a sort of 
obstacle course. The first teams to finish reach 
our final rendevous — and a surprise — first. 

Please be prepared for three hours of vigorous 
activity, and dress accordingly (sneakers 
recommended ). 

WHERE: Meet on the roof of the parking 
garage at Sth k Mission, S.F. 

BRING: 1) t 2 for materials; 2) a car if you 
have one; 3) a flashlight; 4) a potluck lasai to 
share in a knapsack; 5) a spirit of adventure, 
a lest for experience, and a good five-cent 
cigar. 

INFO: 564-6047 




FAMOUS FOR FIVE MINUTES 

Fri. Feb. 17, 7:00 pm 



Ever wanted to be a famous, sought after 
celebrity? We will go to various trendy k 
fashionable places around S.F. and take pictures 
4 pose. Each person will have 5 minutes of 
absolute attention. 



Treat/20^ £m,d<</e ytrttje.) 



BRING: Cars, cameras w/flash (film not 
required). Look Fab. 



INFO: Sonia, 431-1854 



CACOPHONY CAFE 

Tues. Feb. 21, 7:30 pm 



The closest thing to a "meeting" the 
Cacophony Society has, our oionthly gathering 
is a chance to meet folks, brainstorm Ideas, 
plan events, show off photographs from past 
adventures, and otherwise find out what it's 
all about. Kind of like an intellectual petri 
dish, with beer and strong coffee mixed in. 



WHERE: 

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INFO: S64-S047 




DINNER AT THE GOLDEN 
GATE BRIDGE 

Sun. Feb. 26, 4 pm 

Time for another formal dress dinner at the 
bridge. 

WHERE: Meet at Vista Point parking lot, north 
end of the bridge. 

WEAR: Blacli or white Ue. 

BRING: A sumptuous potluclc to share; 
champagne. 

Catherine Baker 



DESCENT INTO THE ZONE 
(PART II) 

March 17, 18, 19 



Emanations continue to grow from that 
'repulsively alluring" region metaphorically 
known (thanks to Andrei Tarkovsky) as "The 
Zone"; Manifesting itself concretely in the West 
as Southern California, SoCal; A vast wasteland 
dotted with wonderful treasures and surprising 
adventures. The sone time shield is causing a 
vortex which Is drawing back those who have 
made the descent before, calling others to join 
us as we carefully cast our nut to lead us 
through the tall grass of hazy Los Angeles. In 
our last descent, scientists from the "Covins 
Zone Research Project" technically succeeded In 
their quest, exploring and uncovering that gray 
suburb known only as Covins. In our careful 
observations of the greater LA area, we found 
something else, something we couldn't measure 
with any known scientific instruments, 
something in the zone....calllng us back. 

We will leave SF on Friday evening, 
driving to LA and exploring the Eone, returning 
late, but not too late, Sunday evening. If 
enough people commit to the event in advance, 
we will rent one or more modern luxury vans, 
which we have found add "Immeasurably" to the 
"space exploration" atmosphere of the surreal 
tourism we strive for. Our Itinerary for the 
weekend is open to input from sll those 
adventurous to join us. 

If you are interested, please phone 753- 
2277, 668-2486 or 564-8689 and leave your name 
and «. As this event does require quite a bit 
of planning, the sooner you contact us the 
better. More details in the March newslatter. 



THE CACOPHONY SOCIETY is a clearinghouse / 
newsletter where anyone who wants to do 
anything creative, entertaining or adventurous 
involving other people can list their event.. 
These can be urban adventures, role playing 
games, performances, visits to unusual locations, 
group art works, street theater...whatever you 
want. There are no limitations. 

The process is open-ended. By attending 
an event or listing one in the newsletter, you 
become an active and equal partner in the 
creation of ROUGH DRAFT. There are no rules, 
officers or permanent staff. It invites active 
participation. 

The newsletter comes out monthly with 
whatever event write-ups are received at our 
post office box. It is mailed to 150 people on 
the mailing list, and distributed to cafes, 
bookstores, theaters, etc. around San 
Francisco. 

To get an event in the newsletter, type 
it up, with the name of the event, the date, 
time and meeting place, and a description of 
what is involved. Be creative. Be suspenseful. 
Be concise (we will edit for length and 
clarity if necessary). List any materials or 
special clothes (white ties 4 tails? hip- 
waders? rabbit suits?) required. Mail it to EQ 
Box 6392. S.F. 94101 by February 23, or bring it 
to our brainstorming ipeeting on February 22. 

Past events have included a day at the 
races, a night in a ghost town, dinner on the 
Golden Gate Bridge, a treasure hunt on the 
Chinese new year, poetry recitals in all-night 
supermarkets, and a blindfolded walk through 
North Beach. 

Events can be simple or complex, bizarre 
or innocuous. They can be individual visions or 
group efforts. There are no standards or 
expectations. If you think it's a good idea, it 
probably is, and you might as weU give it a try. 
Write it up and send it in. 





TO SUBSCRIBE: 

Send $ 5 in cash (or a check payable to "cash") 
to PO BOX 6392, S.F. 91101 for 6 months of 
the Cacophony Society newsletter, ROUGH 
DRAFT. 



DEADLINE FOR MARCH EVENTS 

is Wednesday, February 22. Mail them to PO 
Box 6392, SF, 94101. 





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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 



MARCH, 1989 

THE CACOPHONY SOCIETY is a clearinghouse/newsletter where anyone who want to do 
anything creative, entertaining or adventurous involving other people can list their event. It is 
free-form and open ended, a llghthearted vehicle for flights of fancy, inspired visions and 
daydreams brought to life. Events are published in a newsletter entitled ROUGH DRAR which is 
issued once a month. 



THE 5000 FINGERS OF DOCTOR T 

Fri., March 3. (Show starts at 7 15 pm 

If you enjoy the placid yet bizarre Cacophony 

events, then this one is for you! 

"Written by Dr. Seuss, this 1953 
musical marvel. ..rivals Elvis as the 
most perverse thing the 50's 
produced. See Mom held captive in a 
lock-me-tiglit. See son fall in love 
with the plumber." VILLAGE 

VOICE. 

Recently I listened to this film on my TV minus 
.1 picture .ind I still enjoyed it immensely. See 
you down front. 

WHERE: Red Victorian Movie House, 1C59 
Haight St., S.F. 

SCIENCE FICTION MARATHON 

Sat., March 4, 8 pm to Sun. 8 am 

12 Hours of non-stop science fiction delights, 
including rarely seen classics hke ATTACK OF 
THE 00-FOOT WOMAN and THE MAZE, along 
with staples like STAR TREK II and THE DAY 
THE EARTH STOOD STILL. Come in costume. 
Bring blankets & sleeping bags. 

WHERE: York Theater, 2789— 2'llh St., S.F. 

MIND TRIPPING 

Sun., March 5th & 19th, 7:30-10:30 pm 

Have fun with your mind. This is a chance tc 
travel in your imagination, using your power ol 
visualization and mental imagery to create youi 
trip. We'll use sound, images, story ideas, anc 
other techniques to go on all sorts of journeys. 
You'll find this a unique, creative adventure 
and I'll guide you on your journey. Each 
evening different. 



WHERE: Spruce 4 Clay 

BRING: Snacks U) share for after the rainq 
tripping. 

RSVP: 567-2747 (limited to 10 people) 



DESCENT INTO THE ZONE - PART III 

March 17, 18, 19. (Leave Fri.. 7:30 pm, 
return early evening, Sunday.) 

Emanations continue to grow from that 
"repulsively alluring" region metaphorically 
known (thanks to Andrei Tarkovsky) as "The 
Zone"; Manifesting itself concretely in the West 
as Southern Cahforni.T, SoCal; A vast wasteland 
dotted with wonderful treasures and surprising 
adventures. In our last descent, scientists from 
the "Covins Zone Research Project" technically 
succeeded in their quest, exploring and 
uncovering that gray suburb known only as 
Covina. In our careful observations of the 
greater LA area, we found something else, 
something we couldn't measure with any known 
scientific instruments, something in the 
2one....calling us back. 

We are leaving SF on Friday evening. Upon 
arriving in LA we will set up a homebase in 
some downtown motel. From there we plan to 
adventure and explore, perhaps meeting up 
with fellow cacophonists in the LA area. The 
itinerary is open to group consensus — (some of 
our experiences when last we descended: finding 
ourselves on rooftops of empty buildings in 
downtown LA, at the top of letters spelling out 
a city name, and finding the very spot where 
LA belched forth...) 

We plan to rent one or more luxury vans for 
the atmosphere of "surreal tourism" we strive 
for. The cost for the weekend is reasonable and 



will be split among the group (bring extra for 

food). 

Bring your spirit of adventure, your fantasies 

for Zone exploration, and props necessary to 

enhance the experience, and...? 

Phone usi We need to know how many are 
coming to make the arrangements for the 
vehicles. Leave your name and ft and we will 
r;end written information on exactly when and 
where to meet and what to bring. The sooner 
you call the better (for planning purposes). 753- 
2277: S. Melmouth, 668-2486 Care, or 564-8689: 
Phil. 



CACOPHONY CAFE 

Tues., March 21, 7:30 pm 

The closest thing to a "meeting" the 
Cacophony Society has, our monthly gathering 
;s a chance to meet folks, brainstorm ideas, 
plan events, show off photographs from past 
adventures, and otherwise find out what it's 
all about. Kind of like an intellectual petri 
dish, with beer and strong coffee mixed in. 

nHERE: Cafe Clarion, 2113 Mission St. (at 

I8thl 

INFO: 564-5047 

ST. STUPID'S DAY CELEBRATION 



Sat., April 1st, noon 



The Annual St. Stupid's Day celebration, held 
for the first time on a weekend, features all 
the mirth, absurdity and cacophonous spirit its 
name implies. Wear costumes, bring 
noisemakers, props, pels, etc. 

WHERE: Washington Square Park, Columbus 4. 
Union, S.F. 



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is Wednesday, \larch 22. Mail them to PO Box 6392, SF. 
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The Calendar of Events of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 

April 1989 

I ROUGH mA FfS 

THE CACOPHONY SOCIETY is a calendar of events/clearinghouse where 
anyone who wants to do anything creative, entertaining or 
adventurous involving other people can list their event. It is 
free-form and open ended. There are no membership requirements, 
officers or rules. Events are open to everyone, and are listed 
each month in ROUGH DRAFT. Event submissions are invited (see 
below ) . 



ANNUAL SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADE 
Sat. , April 1, Noon 



WHERE: 
Park 



Trans-America Building up Columbus to Washington Square 



The 10th or 11th Annual homage to the patron saint of 
civilizations & parking meters, hosted by the First Church of the 
Last Laugh, includes The Leap of Faith, the Sock Exchange (bring 
socks) and the Traditional Free Lunch. Prizes will be given for 
the stupidest parade entry. Includes performances by numerous Bay 
Area comedy groups, clowns & fools. Come in costume. 

INFO: 534-5637 



INITIATION RITES OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 
Sun., April 9, 7:30 pm 



MEET 



: 7th Ave. & Lincoln (at the softball diamond), S.F. 




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Revel in zany catholic hipness as we take part in the secret 
ceremony of the church. WEAR: Warm, dark clothing. 
BRING: Libations 

INFO: Leslie 485-0286 



PICK YOUR PARTS & PICK YOUR PIMPLES 
AT THE JUNK YARD BY THE BAY 
Sat. April 22, 12:30 pm 

WHERE: Carmens Restaurant, 998--4th St., near Channel Dr. 

If you have a car this is a good place to get parts and get 
greasy, if you don't like to get greasy pulling parts then get 
greasy with some fried chicken, maybe or...) and then get greasy 
being photographed while you squeeze a blackhead out of someone 
else's face, all this while the patient lounges on the hood of a 
wreck at Haywards Bayside Junkyard. People have been bombarding 
me with requests to do this event for over two years and I 
finally decided to consult my tarot reader. Miss Sophie corner of 
Fillmore and California $ 50/hour. So: 1) Get some auto parts; 2) 
Get close-up pics of blackheads erupting at the wrecking yard by 
the bay; 3) Potluck pic-nic. WEAR JUNKYARD CLOTHES; BRING SOME 
TOOLS IF YOU CAN, ALSO CAMERA K JUNKFOOD POTLUCK- -ALSO $ 2.00 FOR 
GAS & JUNKYARD ADMISSION. 
INFO: 255-9491 



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Sun., April 23, Noon 

MEET: 7th k Lincoln (near the softball diamond) SF 

In Vacaville off 1-80 three giant mazes have been constructed, 
through which humans are invited to scurry about, rodent-like, in 
search of an exit. These are popular leisure attractions in 
Japan, making their debut in California. We'll be exploring thein 
with a twist: preferably in rat & mouse costumes, or dressed as 
Greek warriors fleeing the Minotaur. This will be an all-day 
outing, possibly including dinner at Foster's Big Horn, which 
features one of the largest collections of mounted animal heads 
in the world. 

BRING: 1) Cars gassed up; 2) $ 7 admission to the maze (known as 
The Wooz); 3) ANIMAL OR OTHER COSTUMES--ANYONE HAVE A BULL'S 
HEAD?; 4) Blocks of cheese and other appropriate props. 

INFO: 564-5047. Jeffrey Spaulding & S. Daedalus 



g: CACOPHONY CAFE 
Tues., April 23, 7:30 pm 

Cafe Clarion, 2118 Mission St. (at 18th) 

, Losest thing to a "meeting" the Cacophony Society has, our 

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<9ai., April 29, 1 :00-5:30 pm 

^gMEET: Community Thrift Store, 625 Valencia at 17th St. 

There are 5 big thrift stores all within a couple of blocks of 
each other, in the mission. We're gonna go shopping in them and 
then go to a coffeehouse to show off what we got. Bring money and 
a reasonable lack of restraint. 

INFO: Clark 681-4624 



WANTED: 



HELP! I'm looking for a free or cheap space suitable to do a 
"clothing optional food fight" event. Can you help somehow? 
CLARK--681-4624 



ROYAL PSYCHEDELI CIRCUS 



Performers wanted to create a theater of imagination. A new 
dimension is opening in 1990, let's open the doors to usher the 
magic in. Live performance artists needed, surrealists, 
alchemists, fairy tal ists , mystics, outer-spacists , space age 
science fictionists. Treatises/poetry on magic or surrealism 
welcome . 
CONTACT: A. Rhapsody 453-KING or Leslie 485-0286. 



DEADLINE FOR MAY EVENTS 

is Tuesday, April 25. Mail them to PO Box 6392. 
S.F. 94101, or bring them to our meeting on ApriJ 
25. 



TO SUBSCRIBE: 

Send $ 5 in cash (or a check payable to "cash") t( 
PO BOX 6392, S.F. 94101 for 6 months of th( 
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THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 



JUNE 1989 

THE CACOPHONY SOCIETY is a calendar of events/clearinghouse where 
anyone who wants to do anything creative, entertaining or 
adxenturous involving other people can list their event. It is 
free-form and operj ended. There are no membership requirements, 
offjcers or rules. Events are open to evervone, and are listed 
each month in ROUGH DRAFT. Event submissions are invited (see 
below ) . 



PARTY FOR THE BURNING MAN 

SAT. June 3, 8:00 PM . . . 

WHERE: 66 Granada, S.F. 

Planning meeting/party. See description 
for June 24 . 



SHREDDING PARTY FOR OLLIE 

TUES, June 13, 9:00 pm 

WHERE: Army t Mission Streets, S.F. 

Oliver North is coming to the Circle Star 
Theater in San Carlos on the morning of 
June 14. On the night before, we are 
going to conduct a pre-emptive strike with 
a cacophony tailgate party in the theater 
parking lot. From this command post, we 
shall deploy a volunteer team to place 
sensitive electronic listening devices 
around the building. As a diversionary 
tactic we will conduct a public reading 
and destruction of Secret Documents from 
the back of a truck-mounted shredding 
machine. After these clandestine 
operations are complete, we shall all 
retire to comfort of the mobile command 
post for a victory celebration. Suggested 
equipment: cameras, tape recorders, 
identification papers, a bottle of your 
favorite vintage and one dollar for 
expenses. The wearing of a full-dress 
i; form will assure you a commanding 
),»otition within the ranks. Loyal 
secretaries and shadowy alms dealers are 
ai S'C invited to enlist. Departure is 
scheduled from the intersection of Army 4 
Mission Streets at 21:00 hours. 

INFO: 564-8689, Sgt. J.F. Orders 



CACOPHONY CAFE 

TUES. June 20, 7:30 pm 

WHERE: Cafe Clarion, 2118 Mission St. (at 
18th) 

The closest thing to a "meeting" the 
Cacophony Society has, our monthly 
gathering is a chance to meet folks, 
brainstorm ideas, plan events, show off 
photographs from past adventures, and 
otherwise find out what it's all about. 
Kind of like an intellectual petri dish, 
with beer and strong coffee mixed in. 



THE BLUE PRAIRIE SQUID CLEAN & SQSE& 

SALOON SUMMER SEMINARS 

ON CREATIVITY k ON THE LEATHER/SM WORLD 

CREATIVITY EVERY THURS . , 7 ; 30 PM 

LEATHER/SM, SAT. JUNE 3, 17, 24, 3:00 PM 

WHERE: 2438 Lake St., #4, S.F. 

COST: $ 10/PER MEETING. 

Screw vanilla sex. Find out about your 
real hot buttons, the ones that only the 
leather/sm world can reach. This safe and 
highly informative seminar will NOT bore 
you. Then permit me to help you saddle up 
and ride hard to catch up with your dream 
storming creative spirit in my creativity 
seminar. You're worth it. 

INFO: Roger Patterson, 221-2684 
( RSVP necessary) 



TREASURE HUNT/BLOWOUT BUFFET 

SAT. June 24, noon till 6:00 pm (dinner 
follows ) 



or 4 people each will 
San Francisco. Each 
ector of the city and 
to a location within 
y and challenge are 
e awarded for speed 
solved. The hunt will 
out party with buffet 
izes will be awarded 



COST: $ 40/team (individuals may sign up 
for $ 10 each and request to be assigned 
to teams--an effort will be made to find 
compatible teammates). Send check (or 
SASE) C/0 YCSF., P.O. Box 26452, S.F. 
94126. 

INFO: Fiona, 563-3036 



BURNING MAN 

SAT. JUNE 24, evening (call for time & 
location ) 

We erect 4 burn a four story tall wooden 
man near the time of the Summer Solstice. 
The figure is elaborately crafted and 
equipped with movable arms and fireworks. 

INFO: 621-3675 



Up to 13 teams of 3 


solve clues 


all over 


team is assigned a s 


writes a clue leading 


that sector. Variet 


guaranteed . 


Points ar 


and number 


of clues 


be followed 


by a blow 


supper, where $$$ pr 


for 1st and 


2nd place 



SUN. June 25, 1:00 PM 

WHERE: 860 Geary I 38. S.F. 

Every year I plan on doing a photo 
ChrlBtnas card, but usually put the 
project off until too late. 1989 will be 
differenti I'm requesting your help to get 
this off the ground six nonths ahead of 
time. We'll set up vignettes on the City 
streets for my card, yours or Just a 
fantasy picture. Mailing addresses will be 
traded for holiday postal exchange. Beat 
the Christmas rush, bring cameras, 
costumes, props and plenty of yo ho bol 



INFO: Santa Chandler, 673-6629 





TO SUBSCRIBE: 



Send $ 5 in cash (or a check payable to "cash") to PO BOX 6392, 
S.F. 94101 for 6 months of the Cacophony Society calendar of 
events, ROUGH DRAFT. 



DEADLINE FOR JULY EVENTS 

Box 6392, S.F. 94101, or 




is Tuesday, June 20. Mail them to PO 
bring them to our meeting on June 20. 





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The official organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 

. \yelcome to the world of mystery and pandemonium, great deeds and tiny mir- 

icles. The Cacophony Society is a network of free spirits united in the pursuit of 

-experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. This newsletter is your key to 

the current month's more legal adventures. We invite you to join us in subverting 

• - old realities and creating new ones. 



CYBERBUNK IN SECTOR 4 

When: Friday, July 7, 10:01 PM 
Where: near the Palo Alto Vortex 

The future is now. Journey into the Valley of ' 
Silicon, where we will hack into a cavernous 
derelict warehouse littered with antiquated techno- 
relics. Walk amid the bones of Adam Osbome. Run 
your fingers across monolithic mainframes em- 
bossed with silkscreened names that end with x. 
This is the electron path which leads into the First 
Digital Church. Services will be held by the light of 
the Cathode Ray Altar with selected readings from 
the Binary Bible. When our synaptic-circuits are 
properly initialized, we shall become one with Zero. 
- After the electrode communion, you will be given a 
map of this hyper-landscape to be used in a search 

for the door of Android Freedom, but 

Watch out for the Blade Runner! ! ! 

Meet me near the robot which is behind the Vortex 
nightclub at 260 Califomia in Palo Alto, (I'll be the 
one with orange hair). You will be led thru the 
darkness and into the light. Bring one dollar for 
expenses, a small flashlight, a blindfold, and all the 
neuro-transmitters your mind can handle. 
RSVP (415)786-9491 Zymbot 



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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT FOREST FANTASIA 
- BACCHUS AWAKES! 

When: Saturday, July 8 
Where: Santa Cruz Mountains 

Rejoice and revel, o curious travelers! "Tis Mid- 
summer - the season to join those wayfarers wander- 
ing the timeless Corriders of Night! To venture 
towards the secret midnight forests of Arcadia - 
passing through the Portal of Dreams - to sojourn 
and play at the fabled FANTASIA! 
Come! Partake of all the magic... the mystery... the 
music and merrymaking! For Bacchus - the ancient 
Spirit of Play and Partycraft - rises on the stariit eve 
of July 8th... awaiting your dreams to make him a 
reality! 

Info and Registration: 621-0571 (NOW!!) any- 
time day or night - to receive a recorded message 
giving details about this unique and exhilarating 
event, along with furthur instructions. Don't delay 
Rough Drafters - this one's for you! 




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VIDEO POTLUCK 

When: Friday, July 14, 8pm 'til dawn 
Where: 1409 Shrader, Apt. 2. 

We win provide TVs and VCRs, guests will provide 
videotapes and refreshments. Odd raiment optional. 
Info: Avatar 681-4624/Theresa 664-0297 



(The 3rd Annual) 

THE NIGHT OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE 

An evening of surrealist theater written by the 

audience. 

When: Saturday, July 15 8:00pm 

Where: Noe Valley Ministry 1021 Sanchez (at 24th 

St.), San Francisco 

"Exquisite Corpse: Game of folded paper played by several 
people, who compose a sentence or drawing without anyone 
seeing preceding collaborations. The now classic example, 
which gave the game its name was drawn from the first sen- 
tence obtained this way: ihe-exquisite-corpse-will-drink- 
new-wine." 

-Andre Breton 
"Le Cadavre Exquis" 

From parlor game to evening of surrealist theater! 
Before the performance, anyone may contribute lines 
of text for the script, none having any idea what has 
preceeded, other than a line or two by the previous 
writer. (Demonstrable writing skill is not required). 
The result will be a non-linear, absurd and chaotically 
hilarious script performed by a surrealist acting troupe. 
Other unlikely events will occur. 

Cost for the event is $3.00. Tickets are available in 
advance at the Giant Camera behind the Cliff Hou.sc 
(where Geary Blvd. meets the Pacific Ocean, SF) or at 
the door the night of the event. 
Info: 564-8689 Louise 



THE SECRETS OF CACOPHONY 

When: Tuesday, July 18th 7:30 pm 

Where: Cafd Qarion 2118 Mission St. (at 18lh) 

Everyone is welcome at our monthly "meeting", where 
we stumble our way through the evening, discuss past 
events, plan new ones, and try to answer some of the 
burning questions of life. If you have event ideas and 
don't know where to start, if you need help putting your 
event together, or if you just want to see how wicrd 
things can get, join us. 



The dog barks^ Look to the skies 



-July 22 and 23 




THE CREMATION OF CARE 
110th Annual Burning of Dull Care 

When: Sat., July 22 

Where: The Bohemian Grove (our little comer of 

Paradise) on the Russian River 

'Burn away the sorrows of yesterday. . .cast your grief to the 
fires and be strong with holy trees, and the spirit of the 
Grove... Shake off your sorrows with the City's dust and 
scatter to the winds the care of life." 

Leave everything else behind and listen with us for the 
hamadryad, the woodland voice of the tree spirits 
drifting up from the temple-aisles of wood. Our 
brandied tongues will thicken on the punchline of the 
Low Jinks. 

Luminary guests will include: William ShaUier, fresh 
from Yoscmite, with his sidekick God in tow. They 
will reprise there recent roles along with Ronald Re- 
agan as Himself, and an Ollie North cameo in this years 
Grove Play, The Fall of America and it's Rise Again. 
Pyrotechnics will be curtesy of Survival Research 
Laboratories with materiel provided by Lockheed and 
Morton Thiokol. 

This years Lakeside talk will be by Exxon President 
Bill Stevens, who will elucidate the cleansing of hands 
stained up to the elbows in black mayonaise, and other 
"accidents will happen." 

The encampment lasts an entire fortnight and you are 
welcome to arrive at any time beginning this third 
weekend in July. To ease your way through the gate,- 
it would help to arrange five references among the 
membership, but barring your being able to network, . 
an arm or a leg maybe a kidney, cornea, or - yum yum 
- testicle would suffice. So long as you have what it 
takes, we will waive the references. 

Come one come all . . 

(and bring all your contra friends) 

Gents only, please. 

•101 North to 1 16 West. Then follow your nose. 









TO SUBSCRIBE TO ROUGH DRAFT: 

Send $5 in cash for six months, or $10 in cash for a one year subscription 
(or a check payable to "cash") to: P.O. Box 6392 San Francisco, CA 94101 

TO DO ANEVENT: 

Anything is possible! Write up a description and mail it to P.O. Box 6392, San Francisco, CA 

94101 atth: Editor, or bring the write up to the meeting on July 18. Event write-ups done in 

MacWrite or Word and sent in on disk are encouraged. (Send a SASE and disks will be returned). 

DEADLINE FOR AUGUST EVENTS - FRIDAY, JULY 21st 
New editor: Care. Rough Draft will list "classified" notices (props needed, space needed or 
available for event sites, help needed to put an event together, etc.) if space in the newsletter is 
available. We distribute 1 ,()()() copies of Rough Draft a month. 



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The official organ of the San Francisco 

Cacophony Society. 

Welcome to a world of mystery and adventure! The 
Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of 
free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences beyond the 
pale of mainstream society. This newsletter is your key to 
the current month's events. You are invited to take a part 
in subverting old realities and creating new ones. 



THE BLINDFOLD BASH: A Night of Wish FulfUhnent 
When; Saturday, Aug. 5 8 pm - on 

You may assume a new name for the evening. Costumes 
or disguises are fine. You will blindfold yourself and we 
will take you to a mystery location. There you will 
remove your blindfold and create a name badge for 
yourself so that people will know what to call you and so 
you can get your mail. You may now tag in at the Graffiti 
Hall if you like. 

There will be music, dancing, pachinko, video games, 
darts, squirt guns, and party toys. There will be food and 
drink. We will play the wishing game where everyone 
gets to wish for what they want and maybe get it. Then 
anybody who wants to gets to be a star for fifteen minutes 
or less (we will help you do it, too). You can send and get 
mail or advertise for anything you Uke. There will be 
personal spotlights, special events, a dirty dancing 
contest, tall tales, Uve music and comedy. We will call 
your friends and strangers and say unusual things to them. 
Prizes will be awarded for everything. 
The merriment will continue until people wish to go. 
Then you will sign the guest register, proffer any 
donations you wish, don your blindfold again, and be 
returned from whence you came. 
Bring: Something to eat or drink, a blindfold, your name 
for the night, seven wishes, your sense of humor, a 
generous donation (optional). 

Info: Jem or Ras Mundo (707) 526-9324, Jonelle (415) 
258-0930 

NIGHT GAMES - CAPTURE THE FLAG 
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 7:00 pm 
Where: Meet at the baseball diamond at 7th Ave. and 
Lincoln, SF (just inside GG Park) 

The childhood game of Capture the Flag with several 
improvements: long foam-rubber swords for "tagging", 
and a playing field at an abandoned radar station high in 
the Marin Headlands. We'll carpool in San Francisco, 
drive to Marin, and hike a half hour to the site. Be 
prepared for physical activity: wear good walking/running 



shoes and dark, layered clothes. 
Bring: A working flashlight, a potluck meal in a knap- 
sack (especially something to drirUc), and a car if you have 
one. 
Info: Jeffrey Spaulding, 564-5047 

A MIDNIGHT PICNIC 

When: Friday, Aug. 18,9:00 pm 

Where: Meet at 7th Ave. and Lincohi (at the baseball 

diamond), SF 

Join us for a sumptuous cuhnary repast under the stars, as 
we dine in a unique and picturesque outdoor locale. 
Bring: hot food (enough to feed five), cold wine, layered 
clothes and an appreciative sensibility. We promise a 
unique al fresco dining experience! 
Info: Jeffrey Spaulding 564-5047 

A PAINT-IN? 

When: Saturday, Aug. 19, 1-4 pm 

Where: Under the 280 Freeway near 4th and King Sts. in 

SF From the Caltrain Station at 4th and Townshend, go 1 block 

south on 4th street, to King. Take a right on King. Go straight 

for a few hundred feet and take the fu-stleft (unnamed street). 

Go straight for a while and take the first left (another unnamed 

street). Go straight for a few hundred feet until the road ends. 

We will set up at this dead-end, under the freeway. 

This is your big chance to be a legal graffiti vandal, and 
hear the now world infamous Haight-Ashbury Free Band 
in a bizzare, puzzhng, and inappropriate setting. Bring 
any kind of paint which you think may adhere to the di- 
lapidated painted metal surface of a 1977 PonUac Grand 
Prix. The car is approaching its 200,000 mile anniversary, 
and deserves a paint job. Paint anything you like on the 
car, such as: slogans, insults, proclamations, jibberish, 
flowers, epithets, scrawls, splatters, dots, surreal object.'-, 
rainbows etc. Bring other funky cars you know of that 
also should be painted. Also bring food and drinks to 
share. 
Info: Nick at: 415-553-8769 or 408-980-5241 



BLACK DIAMOND DESCENT 

When: Sunday, Aug. 20 11:30 am 

Where: Meet at Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, Hayes 

and Cole, SF 

Hidden in the hills above Antioch are the Black Diamond 
Mines, a remnant of several once-thriving coal mining 
communities that date back to the 1860s. The haunted 
Rose Hill cemetery and the mines themselves are nearly 
all that's left of the little towns. We will take a tour of a 
portion of the seven mile tunnels and sense our decay a 
bit at the ghost town before going on a hike at dusk to the 
Rose Hill Cemetery. Over the last fifty years, there have 
been numerous ghost sightings there; usually a female 
ghding among the graves, and a burning cross floating 
above. The mine tour is by special reservation and 
limited to 15, so please call in advance if you're coming. 
Bring: Cars gassed up and ready to go, a few dollars to 
pay for the entrance into the mine, hiking shoes, flash- 
light, a potluck knapsack meal (enough to share with 4 
others) and a book of ghost lore. 
Reservations and Info: Paul 387-1834 

PARADISE IN ORBIT 

When: Sunday, Aug. 20 10 pm 

Where: Paradise Lounge, 11th and Folsom Sts., SF (no 

cover charge) 

Blast into the deepest hyperspace - the Mothership lands 
at 10, bringing other-worldly music for dancing, and the 
GO-GO to GO Dancers in neo-space kitten a la Barbarella 
year 2(X)1 space duds. Pilot a starship through the 
cosmos. Vacation on another planet All aliens and 
earthlings welcome. Space garb of your choosing highly 
encouraged. 
Info: Leslie 485-0286 

THE HIDDEN MYSTERIES OF CACOPHONY 

When: Tuesday, Aug. 22 7:30 pm 

Where: Cafe Clarion, 17th and Mission Sts., SF 

Everyone is welcome to add to the din at our monthly 
"meeting". This is the place to bring event ideas that you 
want help with or event write ups for the next Rough 
Draft. In the quiet moments we discuss past events and 
plan new ones, pass photos and other event paraphernalia 
around and just generally cause disruption as we take over 
a peaceful cafe and order another beer. 



they' II never be hungry again. 

If FOOD NOT BOMBS had their way, making bombs 
would be illegal, while serving free food would be 
allowed to continue unchecked. The consequences of this 
dangerous political agenda are too horrible to contem- 
plate. 

Armaments manufacturers like ourselves would be forced 
to find other work. War, the lifeblood of this country, 
would cease to be profitable. We must not permit this to 
happen. Unite today against the anarchy of free food — 
join BOMBS NOT FOOD! 

Dress up as your favorite right-wing villian, (Ronald 
Reagan, George Bush, OUie North, Sgt. J. F. Orders, 
Police officers, Jerry Falwell, Art Agnos etc.) distribute 
your own fake right-wing literature, and give out Bombs 
Not Food to passing people. Go to Thrifty Drugs, or an 
equivalently reactionary substitute, and purchase hand 
grenade balloons, and other toy weapons to distribute to 
the masses. Optionally fill the toy weapons with hidden 
food or "liberal" messages. Create improvisational 
guerilla theater skits and preach inspired bogus funda- 
mentalist sermons. Give the First Ammendment a good 
work out! 
Info: Nick at: 415-553-8769 or 408-980-5241 

TIME TO GET WET ■ A Real Summer Event at an 

Artificial Instant Resort 

When: Sunday, Aug. 27 9:30 am 

Where: Meet at Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, Hayes 

and Cole, SF 

All ages encouraged to come on this day in the sun at the 
Manteca water slides. Plunge through sixteen twisted 
tunnels. Tumble down a rocky rapids on an inner tube. 
All this and more is happening at the instant resort created 
in an old rock quarry amid cow pastures. Don't be left 
out! Grab your swim suit in one hand and a picnic lunch 
in the other. $13 is the cost of a day pass with unlimited 
rides. Extra for jet skis and toboggans. Plan to be away 
until 7:30 pm. If you have a car, bring it gassed up. If 
you don't, we'll find you a ride. 
Info: Paul 387-1834 

STUFF AND YE SHALL RECEIVE 

When: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7:30 pm 

Where: Cafe Clarion, 17th and Mission Sts., SF 



BOMBS NOT FOOD 

When: Saturday, Aug. 26 1:00 pm 

Where: Civic Center Plaza, in front of City Hall. 

Don't befooled by those no-good do-gooders, FOOD 
NOT BOMBS. They couldn't care less about the hungry 
and homeless. They're really a communist front group 
dedicated to the overthrow of the American Way. On the 
other hand, BOMBS NOT FOOD is committed to Ameri- 
can values like freedom, democracy and liberty. We build 
bombs and we're proud of it. We believe that God, guns, 
and guts made America great and that only bombs can 
keep it that way. 

Serving free food is a short-term, short-sighted solution to 
the world's problems. Feed a hungry person and they' II 
just get hungry again. But blow them up with a bomb and 



Come Join us while we stuff the magical Cacophony 
envelopes with Rough Drafts in addition to 2-Dimen- 
sional surprises. 

Bring: glue, scissors, flat objects, magazines to cut up, 
pictures, dreams, dinosaur bones, and debris. 
Info: Louise 564-8689 

A glimpse into the future. . . 
WHITE NIGHT SEPTEMBER 
When: Full moon Satiu*day, September. 

On this full moon evening we will enter a genuinely alien 
environment. A world in monochrome wherein we, the 
adventurers, become one with our surroundings. 
Details in September newsletter - put this event on your 
calendar now. 



SUSCRIBE TO ROUGH DRAFT!! 

Don't miss the many and varied wonders of Cacophony; suscribe to Rough Draft (instead of hoping your local 
coffeehouse has a copy). Send $5 in cash for six months or $10 in cash for a one year subscription (or a check 

payable to "cash") to: P.O. Box 6392, San Francisco, CA 94101 

TO LIST AN EVENT: If you can think of an event, you can do it! Write up a description and mail it to P.O. 

Box 6392, San Francisco, CA 94101 attn: Editor, or bring it to the meeting on August 22. 

DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER EVENTS - FRffiAY AUGUST 25 




#36 

The Official Organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society. 

Welcome to a world of strange mysteries and limitless adventures! This newsletter 
is your key to September's events. The Cacophony society is a randomly gathered 
network of free spirits and grown-up kids united in the pursuit of experiences 
beyond the pale of mainstream society. Join us, you have nothing to lose but your 
tenuous grip on reality. 



CLOTHES AND COSTUME SWAP 

When: SaL SepL 9th 2-5 pm 
Where: 1409 Shrader #2, SF 

We bring clothes and costumes we no longer want and dump 
them in a pile on the floor. From that pile we take for 
ourselves whatever we want. Left over clothes go to the 
poor. Left over costumes go to the Odd Persons Costume 
Bank. Real trash goes to the mechanics grease-rag fund. All 
Options final - Bring: food and drink if you want to. 
Info: Avatar 681-4624 



HAIGHT-ASHBURY FREE BAND INTERNATIONAL 
EVENING 

When: Sunday September 10, Sunday September 24, 

All days at 5:30 PM. 
Where: In the Haight. 

International Evening? 

A series of on-going events to promote world peace and 
have fun. Sponsored by the Haight-Ashbury Free Band. 
Bring poetry, videos, musical instruments, stupid dog tricks, 
tall tales, radical plans, pranks, cosmic prophesies, and 
number 8 cast-iron skillets (huh?). We will provide expertly 
prepared ethnic vegetarian food, wine, and live music. We 
Usually do these events 2 times a month. Usually on Sunday 
at 5:30 PM and Usually in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, 
Earth. So, in order to find out exactly how much, why, 
when, and where the next exciting episode wUl occur, you 
must call 415-553-8769. Then only will all the pertinent 










information, (and probably a wise-ass joke) be bestowed 
upon you. We request a donation of $10, proceeds from 
which will go to fund future Haight-Ashbury Free Band 
Events. And by the way, leave the stupid dog at home. 

Jim Haynes? 

The infamous American expatriate in Paris who has been 
doing a similar thing for over 10 years. Go the the 
Shakespeare and Company bookstore next time you're in 
Paris and ask about him. Jim is an inspirational international 
"trouble maker". 
Call 553-8769 for a reservation. 



A MIDNIGHT PICNIC - IN NEPTUNES LAIR 

When: Fri. SepL 15, 8:30 pm 

Where: Meet at 7th Ave. and Lincoln Way (at thebaseball 
diamond), SF 

Join us for a sumptuous al fresco meal on the bay and 
beneath the full moon, in the enchanted lair of Neptune. 
Bring: a potluck meal for 5, layered clothes, wind-proof 
candles, a bUndfold, woodwind instruments, and sea poems 
and stories to read aloud. 
Jeffrey Spaulding 



WHITE NIGHT 

When: SaL Sept. 16, Full Moon Night 
Where: Meet at 7th Ave. & Lincoln Way, (at the baseball 
diamond), SF 

Tonight we leave the world. We shall venture forth as true 
adventurers should-Boldly and Brilliandy into the unknown. 
Our destination is a world beyond that which we know. A 
world of a single color. A world visible only to those adven- 
turous enough to forgo the seeming necessity of vision. We 
shall enter a world of a single solitary hue. 
You will need- 

1) Good hiking shoes 

2) All dark colored, tough clothing 

3) A small daypack or back pack of some kind 

4) A poduck dinner: salads, entrees, drinks, deserts, 
breads, etc. 

5) Valid CaUfomia ID 

6) A complete set of all white clothing: shirt, pants, 
socks, etc. (this is crucial to the success of this 
event). You must have at least a white shirt and 
pants to participate. WHITE! Pack this extra 
clothing in your backpack. 

7) The event/supplies/materials cost will be split 
evenly among the group and will not exceed $6. 

R.S.V.P7Info: 759-7663 

KAFFE KULTURE - 

OR A NIGHT WITH CACOPHONY 

When: Tuesday Sept. 19, 7:30 pm 

Where: Cafe Clarion, 17th and Mission Sts., SF 

All are welcome at what is the closest thing to a meeting the 
Cacophony Society experiences. Bring ideas, photographs, 
artifacts, event write ups, your sense of humor and a couple 
of bucks for a beer. See you there! (I'll be the one with the 
wooden leg). 



ALICE IN ART DECO LAUNDERLAND 

When: Sat. Sept., 23 5 pm 

Where: Star Wash - 17th and Dolores, SF 

Doing the laundry hasn't been like this for a long time if 
ever! Imagine an Art Deco emporium with a star studded 
ceiling and pictures of old movie stars on the walls. Relax in 
directors chairs while watching old movies flickering on the 
screen. Dress is formal. Art Deco period, or whatever you 
have fantasized wearing while giving your dirties a spin. 
Bring: edibles for a potluck, whatever kind of amusement 
you find amusing, and of course, your dirties! 
Info: Rainer 731-5797 

COMING IN OCTOBER. 

AN EVENING AT THE ATOMIC CAFE 

When: SaL Oct 7th, 8pm 

Where: Meet at 7 th Ave. and Lincoln (at the baseball 
diamond), SF 

The end has come. You and a handful of glowing degener- 
ates have huddled together at the Atomic Cafe. Join the last 
remnants of society in our underground bombshelter, as we 
cling desperately to some dim semblance of social conven- 
tions or normalcy. In several mock rituals left over from the 
now distant and outmoded past, we will re-enact significant 
moments from our collective memories. 
Remember. Be there or be vaporized! 
Bring: Food and drink with a shelflife (canned goods such 
as fruit cocktail strongly recommended), appropriate 
radiation gear you may already own, your personal momen- 
tos from your destroyed past, and precious articles to barter 
in our apocalyptic future. 
Your hosts: Zymbot, Sybil deFenz, 

Ethyl Ketone, Jack Armstrong. 
Info: 786-9491 Zymbot 



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You hold in your hands the key to Octobers 
events where strange mysteries and wondrous 
adventures await those who dare to step beyond 
the ratrace. The Cacophony Society is a ran- 
domly gathered network of free-spirits united in 
their pursuit of LIFE! 



PERFORMANCE 

When: Wednesday Oct. 4 8:30pm 
Where: The LAB 1805 Divisadero, SF 

Lex Lonehood, whom you may remember as Pan from 
the night of the Exquisite Corpse, will be doing a 
comically surreal solo piece entitled "Decompositions" 
at the first night of The Lab's 100% concentrated per- 
formance festival. Sara Felder will also be doing a solo 
piece. 
For more info. & reservations: The Lab 346-4063 



AN EVENING AT THE ATOMIC CAFE 

When: Saturday Oct. 7 8pm 

Where: Meet at 7th Ave. & Lincoln (at the Baseball 

Diamond), SF 

The end has come. You and a handful of glowing 
degenerates have huddled together at the Atomic Cafe. 
Join the last remnants of society as we leave the nuclear 
wasteland and, under the cloak of darkness, descend into 
an underground bombshelter. After passing the decon- 
tamination chamber, we will engage in several mock 
rituals left over from the now distant and outmoded past. 
Remember: Be there or be vaporized! 
Bring: Food and drink with a shelf hfe (canned goods 
such as fruit cocktail strongly recommended), your 
personal momentos from your destroyed past, and 
precious articles to barter in our apocalyptic future. 
Dress is in appropriate radiation mode , whatever that 
means to you. Have you mutated yet? 
Your Hosts: Zymbot, Sybil deFenz, 

Ethyl Ketone, Jack Armstrong 
Info: Zymbot 786-9491 





Figure 29. — Two low-cost backyard fallout shelters. 

2nd ANNUAL WILDTHING CAMPORAMA 

When: Saturday/Sunday Oct. 7/8 Noon-? 
Where: The Santa Cruz Mountains 

A spectacle of craven cavemen and their jungle Jezebels 
in a private playpen of primordial pleasure. Come to the 
land that time forgot - and join the club! Dress like a 
caveman - - Lie about it later, we do! Are you a higher 
primate? Prove it! 

Send $12 check or money order (to cover camping fee), 
for your passport to the past. 
More info: (408)279-4967 Heidi & Kimric 
695 South nth St., San Jose, CA 95112 

DIRTY DANCING PARTY 

When: Saturday Oct. 14 8:30-12:30pm 
Where: 746 46th Ave., SF 

8:30-9:30 G Rated 

9:30-10:30 PG Rated 

10:30-11:30 R Rated 

11:30-12:30 X Rated 

Bring: $5 to pay for the rental space, tapes to dance to, 

food and non-alcohoUc drink to share, a cushion to sit 

on. 

P.S.: It is requested by the owner of the rental space that 

you do not park on that block. 

More info: Avatar 681-4624 



THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING CACOPHONY 

When: Tuesday Oct. 17 7:30pm 

Where: Cafe Qarion, 17th & Mission Sts., SF 



Come one, come all to the "meeting" of the Cacophony 
Society. Bring event write-ups, event ideas, tall tales of 
last month's events, and earplugs. This month will be 
extra special as the Halloween mood sets upon us and 
some will want a pint of blood instead of a beer. 

MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY 

When: Group tour @ 10:45am Saturday, Oct 21 
Where: New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom, SF 

A plasmotic postvisualization exhibit in the finest 
tradition of Cacophony. The collection includes the 
suicidal ant-eating fungi of Cameroon, a metaphysical 
transmigrational white bat, Noahs' miniature cubitic ark, 
and a stereo-video prismatic device for viewing pre- 
existing matter. Museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 
11 AM to 5PM until Oct 28. 
Info: NLA 626-5416 

STUFF AND NONSENSE 

When: Tuesday Oct., 24 7:30pm 

Where: Cafe Qarion, 17th & Mission Sts., SF 

Come join us while we stuff the magical Cacophony 
envelopes with Rough Drafts and additional 2 dimen- 
sional surprises! 

Bring: Glue, scissors, flat objects, magazines to cut up, 
pictures, dreams, dinosaur bones, and debris. 
Info: Louise 564-8689 





HALLOWEEN IN 3 PARTS, or DADA EXTREMES 
OF CASTRO STREET 
Act I 

When: Wednesday Oct 31 7pm 

Where: Higher Grounds, 691 Chenery (at Diamond St 

near BART) 

A treat for the quiet residential community of Glen Park 

as we go door-to-door doling out packages of mind 

candy. Bring small, strange objects, twisted text or other 

unusual devices to drop into our bag-of-tricks. Sugar? 

Just say know! 

Actn 

When: Wednesday Oct 31 10pm 

Where: Castro Video, 541 Castro (near 18th St) 

Is it possible to pop the jaded senses at this traditional 

street promenade? Join in as we unreel a truckload of 

plastic bubblewrap down the center-divide. Do not try 

this at home. 

Act in 

When: Wednesday Oct 31 11:59pm 
Where: 17th and Castro (middle of the intersection) 
Since you've lost yourself in the chaotic crowd, we'll 
meet here for a family photo. X marks the spot. Bring 
your camera, I'U be the one dressed as a vampire. 
Info: Visit your local costume shop. 



NOVEMBER NOTES... 

APES OF WRATH 

10th ANNIVERSARY REUNION 

When: Friday November 3 8pm 
Where: Oakland Humanist Hall, 411 28th St., Oakland 
The Apes of Wrath, at one time the house band for The 
GoriUa Grotto, invite you to celebrate their 10th Anni- 
versary with a Dance Party Rama-Lama-Ding-Dong 
Reunion! 

Mark your calendar, and look to the November Rough 
Draft for details! 




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done on a slick coirputer that checked the spelling and maae th^ 
columns fit perf ectly . . . but this old ttemington still works and 
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HALLOVreSK DADA 
Act 1 




Tpm 



When : Tuesday- Oct 31 
Where: Higher grounds, 

691 Chenery and Diamond 
(near Glen Park BART) 
Bring small, wierd objects to drop 
into our bag-of-tricks.. At 7:30 we 
will take our kazoo band door-to- 
doar doling out these packages of 
c ac aphony .. 
Act 11 

*Vhen: Tuesday Oct 31 10pm 
kVhere: 500 block of Castro ST. 
Join ua in as we unreal 666l feet of 
plasti-cwrap down the middle of 
Castra St. during the peak of the 
promenade. 
Act 111 

*hen: Tuesday Oct 31 11:59pm 
Where: ITth and Castro (X marks tjf 

the spot) 
iieet here for a family photo. 1*11 
be the one dressed as a vampire. 
INFO: Visit your local costume 
shop>. 



A?BS OF WRATH 

10th ANNIVERSARY REUNION I 
When: Friday, November 3 8pm 
Where: Oakland Humanist Hall 

411 28th St.., Oakland 
The Apes of Wrath, at one time the 
house band for the Gorilla Grotto, 
invite you to celebrate their lOth 
Anniversary with a Liance Party 
Rama-Lama-Ding-JDong Reunion! 
The band includes Nina i?eldman- 
vocals; Mugg Juggles-vocal s. 



"Ephus", kazoo, guitar; i^red Randiloh 
-saxaphone; Joe Sosensky-cl arinet , 
pernywhist 1p, harmonica; Steve Straus* 
-bass, ukelele, "mouth trombone",, 
orchestra bells; Bill tVil son-i^iawaiian 
steel, acordion, electric guitar, bass; 
and special honorary apes Piper iieisig- 
drums and vocals; and Chris Grampp- 
guitar. There will also be suprise 
guest appearances ^hint: Bethany 
Raine, of the Good Old Persons, and 
Genny Haley, of the Any Old Time Strin 
Band, both played with the Apes of 
Wrath in rormer lives). 
S6 at door to cover expenses ^ ■sS in 
advance). Beer, wine refreshments 
will be sold. 
INirO: 653-8866 
Rubber accessories not included. 



THE STARSHlP LOONCJfi 

When: Saturday, Nov. 4 8pm 
Where: 459 Fillmore St. 

between Oak and Page,. 

1-1/2 blocks fcom naight St. 
A starship has landed in San Fran- 
cisco for RitR. Shields around the ship 
disguise it as a Victorian House, but 
enter and you will find the Starship 
Video Lounge. Louie La.sar and Ann 
T. iViatter of Spud Parlor Productions 
have designed a Video Caberet from 

the not so distant future 

Bring: <;>1 and party food to share 
and don your best retro-futuristic 
space gear for a, jaunt through inner/ 
spacel Come at 8pm for best seatirg. 
Caberet begins at 8:30 sharp. 



CAANlVAL CF SOULS 

"hen: itednesaay ^ov 15 8pm 
rthere: The aoxie Theatre 
Let^s create our own carnival and as^ 
semble at this local cinematic temple 
to collectively view this eerie 
story of a young woman trapped 
between life <!sc death. This low 
budget movie was filmed in Lawrence, 
Kansas and at the Great Salt Lake at a 
an abandoned amusement park and evoc- 
atively uses location «x orjan music 
to create a very strange movie. 
Be Therel I 
l>n?0: Roxie 



when: Nov 18 9pm 
Octobers^ dirty dancing was post- 
pored but November allows another 
chance to dance . . . 

. . . iou are invitea to an evenin-^ of 
liiitTI l/aNCINU to be hela in a very 
exotic location. 

The dancers will be ^iven permission 
to niake their dancin^ hotter and 
hotter as the evening progresses, 
according to their indiviaual 
desires. 

9 - 10pm PC rated 

10-llprr. R rated 

11- 12pm very R rated 
1 2G 1pm will be X rated 
You may bring a guest 
Admission is vlO (to cover expenses 
ard must be received by Nov. 11. (In 
order to be or^ the guest list). 
INFO: Avatar 6? 1-4624 




"hen: Tuesday November 21 7:30pm 
"here: Cafe Clarion 

17th and ^nission Sts. 

ban irrancisco 
at yet another "un-meetirg" we 
discuss past events, look at pro- 
vocative photos, meet people 
like ourselves and just enjoy a 
quiet tremor-less evening by the 
bay* Bring your sense of humor, 
and a couple of bucks for a beer. 



VAAT ^OtS IN MUST ^Et MAILED 

(or another night of envelope 
madness ) 

iVhen: Tuesday November 28 ff :30pm 
••here: Cafe Clarion 

(see above) 
At yet another cafe evening we stuff 
the magical cacophony envelopes 
with the kinds of things that make 
philosophers wonder*., 
bring 2 dimensional objects, ard a 
surprise for one of the people on 
the mailing list to discover'. 



COMIt/Ci IK D^cm^^t 

Are you dreaming of a i-hite Christ- 
mas? we are - literallv. 
We are hosting a Christmas dinner )a^ 
in which everything - the food, decor, 
clothing, etc., will be white. 
AeSfll feast on white rice, cauli- 
flower, jicama, mashed potatoes, 
vanilla ice cream, and guzzle white 
wine and white russians, ^e'll 
be seranaded by the strains of ^i ng 
Crosby singing "hite Christmas, 
the theme from Casablanca, and 
Larry ivhite albums* 
'<e need a white space to hold 
event - if you have one call 
66&-24&6- and leave a message 
Albina Llanca. . . 



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for 



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ROUGH DRAFT 



December 1989 

#39 

The Official Organ 

of the San Francisco Cacophony Society. 



DARKNESS AT NOON 

Oral Converts Arise! 

When: Sunday, December 3 Noon - ? 

Please arrive by noon-fificcn, as the door may be 
closed thereafter. 

Where: 940 Capp Sl (between Mission & S. Van Ness; 24th 
& 25ih Sts.) SF 

We all know about the shortest day of the year, which is later 
in the month. What concerns us here is the longest night of 
the human soul. So for a Sunday afternoon let's usher in 
darkness to the heart of town. We will read aloud from the 
canon of night: Kafka, C61ine, Kavan, Poe; bring your 
favorite writer to chart the ecstasy and pain where light never 
falls. 
INFO: 647-2458 

SOUNDS LIKE FUN - (Jim Burrill's musical group known 
for combining ballads, balderdash, burlesque and the bizarre) 
- will be performing a set of everything from the reflective to 
the ridiculous on Tue., Dec. 5 at the Freight & Salvage, 1111 
Addison, nr. San Pablo in Berkeley 8:(X)pm, (S2 cover), and 
on Tues., Dec 12 at the Hotel Utah, 500 4th St., at Bryant in 
SF (S2 cover). Four acoustic-based musical acts will each be 
performing sets, with Sounds Like Fun starting at around 
9:30 or 10pm. ^„_ 

SHA SHA HIGBY i^C^ 

A pilgrimage into an uncommon world 
A performance of living sculpture 
When: Dec, 6 - 22 8pm ''■ 

Where: Hatley Martin Cultural Forum 
Powell & Market Sts., SF / 
392-1015 for more specific info. 

ABBIE HOFFMAN RISES FROM THE GRAVE 

(A trance channel event) 

When: Thurs., Dec 7 7pm 

Where: Meet at 7th Ave. & Lincoln Way (at the baseball 

diamond) Look for Captain Zero 

Never one to leave well enough alone, Abbie returns once 
again to stir up more trouble and hopefully raise a few 
people's conciousness. This will be an "urban cave painting" 





'-'-CJ 




event so bring xeroxs of your favorite subversive pictures, 
cartoons, etc., for postering. Also bring a plastic bag, a 
sponge or brush, a can of evaporated milk, and a container to 
put it in once opened. 

Recommended: A valid photo I.D., a handful of change, 
layered dark clothing and a sense of adventure. Recom- 
mended optional reading: Steal This Book, by A.H. 
Question Authority! Break the Rules! Poison the Children's 
Minds before the mindless kulture does! 

RAILROAD THROUGH THE REDWOODS 

When: Sat Dec, 9 10 am - Sun Dec, 10 

Where: Meet at 10 am to carpool at Sacred Grounds (comer 

ofCole& Hayes) SF 

We will depart SF and drive 4 hours North to Ft. Bragg and 
explore a bit of the Mendocino Coast. After camping out 
overnight, we will depart Ft. Bragg at 9:20 am on the Skunk 
Train for 40 miles to Willits. We'll cross many of the 31 
bridges and trestles along the scenic redwood route as well as 
pass through one of the lines two deep mountain tunnels. 
Choose open observation cars or closed ones. After an hoiu" 
or so for lunch in WiUits, we return to Ft. Bragg along a 
scenic climb through hills, the tunnel at the 17(X) ft. summit, 
wildflowers, wildlife, grazing cattle and finally the sparkling 
Noyo River and forest groves. We'll arrive at Ft. Bragg at 
4:30pm and drive back to the Bay Area. Cost is 520 - Adult 
fare SIO Children 5-11. Reservations are limited to 8 people, 
so let me know if you are definitely coming. 
Bring: Sleeping Bag, flashlight, tent if possible (extras 
avail.). S for the train and to share expenses. Dress warmly 
and bring raingear just in case. 
INFO/RESERVATIONS: Paul (415) 387-1834 




CAMP OUT IN CAVE CITY Part A 

When: Dec. 16 10am - Dec 17 

Where: Meet ai Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse (Cole & 

Hayes) SF 

In this journey into the underu'orld of Calaveras County, we 
will group lour Boyden Cavern, Moaning Cave, Mercer's 
Cavern and California Caverns at Cave City. Tours last 45 - 
80 minutes and cost S4 adults, S2 children. There is no limit 
on the number of people who can come on this trip, but you 
must let me know if you are definatcly coming. 
Bring: Bamping gear, (same as Railroad u^ip) Approx S20 for 
four cave tours and extra for carpooling, etc. 
PartB 

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 
\N'hen: Sunday Dec 17 1pm 
^^'here: Moaning Cavern 

This optional 3 hour adventure tour will begin with a 180 ft. 
rappcl (optional) descent into Moaning Caverns huge main 
chamber. We will be guided for the next 3 hours of explora- 
tion through deep chambers and passageways. No experience 
necessary. You must be at least 10 years of age and in good 
health. 

Equipment: they supply hardhat and all exploration gear. 
Wear grubby clothes (long sleeve shirt & jeans), and a 
change of clothing for afterwards (you'll be very diny). 
Tennis or jogging shoes (good friction soles) are fine. 
Cavern temp, is 61 degrees. Knee pads are recommended. 
This tour is limited to 5 people and costs an extra S35. I must 
have your check for the full amount to hold your place no 
later than Dec. 11. 
INFO/RESERVATIONS: Paul 387-1834 

WHITE CHRISTMAS 

When: Sunday Dec, 17 late afternoon - ? 

Where: Call phone # below 

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? We are, and we're 
going to make it a reality - a stark white Christmas Dinner at 
which everything - food, decor, clothing, china, etc. - is the 




color of fresh snow. Wear your finest white duds, (white 
dinner jackets, lab coats, nurses uniforms, wedding dresses, 
and tennis whites are all appropiaie) and bring something 
white to eat and drink. (Cauliflower, mashed potatoes, white 
rice, vanilla ice cream, etc.). We'll relax to the strains of 
"White Chrisunas", "While Rabbit" abd "White Room", and 
afterwards, perhaps watch such classic films as Casablanca 
(uncolorized, of course). Other appropiaie music and film 
selections are encouraged. 
Your Hosts: Albina Blanca and Whiiey Spaulding 
CALL TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT THE TABLE 
& MORE INFO: 668-2486 

KACOPHONY KAFE 

When: Tues Dec 19 7:30pm 

Where: Cafe Clarion 17ih & Mission Sis. SF 

Everyone is welcome at the cacophony society "meeting". 
Come and hear of past events and plan new ones! All you 
need is your quick wit. See you there! (I'll be the one in 
white). 

STUFFED FOR THE HOLIDAYS 
When: Tues Dec 26 7:30pm 
Where: Caf6 Clarion (same as above) 

At this monthly funfair, we stuff ihe magical cacophony 
envelopes with whatever people have brought. Let your 
imagination wander. Anything 2-D that is not too heavy will 
be considered for inclusion. Don't forget the scissors and 
glue. 



SON OF VIDEO POT LUCK 

When: Sat Dec 30 8pm 'til dawn 
Where: 1409 Shrader, Apt 2 SF 



We will provide TVs and VCRs, guests will provide video- 
tapes and refreshments. Odd raiment optional. 
INFO: Avatar 681-4624/Theresa 664-0297 




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To list an event : Write up the event and send it to P.O. Box 6392, San Fran- 
cisco, CA 94101 or bring it to the meeting on December 19th. Anything is 
possible! If you have an event and need help with any part of it - come to the 
meeting. ...Editors Note: As my term as editor comes to a close, i'd like to think that of 
all the bizarre things that happenned during the last six months, i still did not suffer 
from the dreaded Editors Disease! Thanks folks. Oh, and let me introduce the new 
editor - Genevieve J. Pedrone. 




ROUGH DRAFT 

January 1990 

#40 

The Official Organ of the 

San Francisco Cacophony Society 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network 
of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences 
beyond the pale of mainstream society. 



DUCT THOSE SUCKERS! 

Let's shake a leg on those New Years resolutions, and set 
to work cleaning up the Haight! There are too many foul- 
mouthed abusive thugs running around, cluttering up the 
sidewalks. While they may not be responsible for their 
actions or their manners due to insufficient breast 
feeding, they still pose a danger to the community. 

So... march with us up Haight Street, in the 
safety of a New Vigilance campaign. Help secure those 
unsightly, self-destructive youth from doing any further 
damage to themselves or each other. Bring cheese for the 
rats, and wigs for the skin-heads, rolls of duct tape and 
ping-pong balls to gag those profane noise-makes of the 
night. 

When: Monday, January 1; 8:00 pm. 

Meet: Naked Eye Video, Haight St. 
Foi iiifu, (..all. Pike Bisliop or Caicaii Hellbreaih 
P.S. - We may decide that these measures are too extreme, 
in which case we'll just go inside and rent the cover of a 
violent video. 




OBSCURE WALKING TOURS 

OF SAN FRANCISCO 

presents "SUBTERRANEAN DELVING" 

Break-out your knapsack, water bottle, and trail mix. It's 
time for an urban adventure that John Muir never 
experienced. 

When: Friday, January 12, 8:00 pm. 

Where: Meet at the Hotel Utah, 500 4th St & Bryant St. 

Tonight's tourguide: S. Melmoth. 
Bring flashlight, warm layered clothing, good walking 
shoes and a couple of dollars for drinks (before & after). 
The walk takes about 4 hours. 



POST- YULE PYRE 

Tis January once again and we've heard that the 
mysterious urban eco-maniac, DANGER RANGER, will 
soon ply the streets of San Francisco, rounding up 
hundreds of discarded Christmas trees. Somehow, this dry 
fir forest seems to migrate westward and suddenly pile- 
up at the waters edge. Invariably, the same question 
arises out of the darkness... "Anyone got a hte?" 

When: Usually on a Saturday night. 

Where: Traditionally at Ocean Beach. 

The phone tree will be activated as soon as we find out 
the details. 



CACOPHONY CULINARY CLUB 

Everyone is welcome at the monthly cacophony society 
"meeting" where we sit around the supper table, toast the 
past and cook-up the future from half-baked ideas. Come 
into our kitchen and bring your best recipe for fun. 
See you there. (I'll be the one in the chefs' hat.) 

When: Tuesday, January 23,7:30 pm. 

Where: Cafe Clarion, 211 8 Mission near 17th St. 




BAD TASTE FESTIVAL 

What is bad taste? How can we acquire it? Why do we 
want it? Serious questions for inquiring minds. I live in 
Pacifica, tastefully located one block from the Pacific 
Ocean and thirty feet from the sewage treatment plant. 
Let's get together for one video feature and thirty shorts. 
Dress, act, and bring items which reflect our sense of 
taste. Call early for directions, carpooling, or pick-up 
from Daly City Bart. 

When: Friday, January 26, 7:00 pm till? 

CaU for info: Emily Post Grapenuts @ 415/355-6207. 




MIDNIGHT LAUNDRY 

Have you ever wanted to wash your dirty laundry in 
public? Wished to waltz around a large cleaning 
emporium? Longed for a satisfying meal while the 
dryers spin? Well, tonight we will try to quench all 
three desires, plus others that remain unspoken. Wear 
your elegant evening clothes and we'll provide the good 
china and crystal. Bring a potluck food item and at least 
one piece of clothing for the communal laundry tub. 
Let's rub fibers! 

When: Saturday, January 27,8:00 pm. 

Where: Highlander Laundromat, 445 Judah at 10th Ave. 



STUFF IN THE MAIL 

Each month, we fill the subscriber envelopes with Rough 
Draft and other strange stuff. Bring your own. Sorry, no 
personal ads or letter bombs. Anything over an ounce and 
you pay the shipping. 

When: Tuesday, January 30 7:30 pm. 

Where: Cafe Clarion, 2118 Mission near 17th St. 
Deadline for February events is January 27. 

ELEVATED JOGGING or WHY DON'T WE DO IT 
IN THE ROAD? 

The Embarcadero freeway comes alive at night. That 
giant grey stmcture beckons to us with sweeping 
entrances rising up thru the sparkling lights of the City. 
Here is your chance to feel the asphalt pressing against 
your feet as you jog past modern ruins erected from 
construction rubble. Pure freeway art. It's a nice trail, 
but watch out for the twisted iron rebar guarding the 
access to secret chambers inside the roadbed. (Some 
already contain wall paintings which will soon be hidden 
for years... or until The Big One.) Still the risque 
remains; is it safe enough to be on/under? Yield Now! 

When: Evenings, dusk till dawn. 

Where: Just follow the white Botts' dots. 
Bring your auto icons and park those keys in the fast lane. 



Why worry about PMS when you can get your own monthly madness thru the mail! Subscribe/Renew now and 

don't miss out on the coming events. For a one- year subscription, send $10 to: 

ROUGH DRAFT 

P.O. BOX 6392 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94101 

ca»coph'0«ny (ka-kofe-ne) n. A jarring, discordant sound. [< Greek kakos bad + phoneein to sound] 

so'ci«e»ty (se-si'e-te) n. A number of persons regarded as having certain common interests. 

[< Latin societas, talis < socius friend] 

Ca«coph«o-ny So»ci»e'ty (ka-kofe-ne-se-si'e-te) n. adj. v. A number of bad sounding persons having certain 

jarring interests in common discord. [< English spoofacious groupus ] 

Note to the previous Editor: I've been looking forward to this ever since that day of our first meeting in the park. 
You've done a wonderful job of editing each rough draft into a Fine Art form. May you find a bright, sunny studio 
above the zone of grey haze. 

Thanks, 
Genevive J. Petrone, Editor 



FEBRUARY EVENTS 

The Chinese New Years' Treasure Hunt - A wild quest 
through the chaotic streets of Chinatown, searching for 
clues hidden in exotic and obscure locals. The parade and 
its' attendant celebrations will serve as a sort of obstacle 
course: teams will navigate their way through the 
dragon-clogged alleys and streets teeming with tourists, 
while enough gunpowder for a San Peckinpah film is 
ignited around them. 

Be prepared for three hours of vigorous physical and 
mental activity, dress accordingly (sneakers and layered 
clothes with a daypack to store them in are 
recommended). 

When: Saturday, February 10, 5:00 pm 

Meet on the roof of the parking garage at 5th St & 
Mission 

Bring: 1) $2 for materials; 2) a potluck meal for five to 
share; 3) a car if you have one; 4) a small flashlight; 5) a 
spirit of adventure, a willingness to run madly through 
the streets with crazed strangers, a zest for experience 
and a good five-cent cigar. 

Info: call Cacophony 415/665-0351 



The 14th Annual Dinner on The Bridge - Sunday, 
February 25. More details next month. 

1990 

Welcome to the new decade! We have less than ten years 
until the End-of-the- World! Let's make it interesting 
while we wait. Here are some of the events expected this 
year: 

Dada Day O'Green 

Saint Stupid Parade 

Burning Man 

Night of the Exquisite Corpse 

Bacchus Awakes 

Halloween Madness 

The Grinch Whom 



MARCH 
APRIL 
JUNE 
JULY 



OCTOBER 
DECEMBER 





1990 Rough Draft, all rights reversed, please copy & distribute. 



ROUGH DRAFT 

February 1990 

The. Official Organ of the 
Cacophony Society of San Francisco. 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered 
network of free spirits united in the pursuit of 
experiences beyond the pale of mainstream 
society. You may already be a member! 

OBSCURE WALKING TOURS OF 

SAN FRANCISCO 

presents "A Skyline Nocturne" - improbable and 

(only slightly) illicit vistas of the city. 

When: Friday, February 9th, 8:00 prn 

Meet: Bouncers Bar, 64 Townsend St 

Tonight's to^ /guide: S. Melmoth. 

Walk length: 2.2 miles (some steep sections) 

Info: 415/759-7663 In case of rain, the walk will 
be postponed one week until Friday the 16th. 
Please wear comfortable clothing and walking or 
hiking shoes. Bring a knapsack with drinks & 
snacks to share with the group along the route. 
The walk will culTiinate at Ginsberg's Pub 
(near Fisherman's Wharf) where those so 
inclined will spend the remainder of the 
evening swilling Yiddish coffee and 
discussing anything other than 
professional sports. 



THE CHINESE NEW YEARS' 
TREASURE HUNT 

When: Saturday, February 10, 5:00 pm. 

Meet: on the roof of the parking garage 

at 5th & Mission Sts 

Info: 415/564-5047 
A wild quest thrcgh tVe chaotic streeti, 
of Chinatown, searching for clues hidden 
in exotic and obscure locals. The parade and its' 
attendant celebrations will serve as a sort of 
obstacle course: teams will navigate their way 
through the dragon-clogged alleys and streets 
teeming with tourists, while enough gunpowder 
for a San Peckinpah film is ignited around them. 
Be prepared for three hours of vigorous physical 
and mental activity, dress accordingly (sneakers 
and layered clothes with a day pack to store them 
in are recommended). 

Bring: 1) $2 for materials, 2) a potluck meal for 
five to share, 3) a car if you have one, 4) a small 
flashlight, 5) a spirit of adventure, a willingness 
to run madly through the streets with crazed 
strangers, a zest for experience and a good five- 
cent cigar. 





Learn about the sex life of a date at the Indio Date 
Festival, February 15-25. Last year, a group of 
cacophonistic zealots (driven by an irrefutable 
urge for a date confection ) made the holy 
pilgrimage southward through the forbidden 
zone. Anyone want to form another expedition? 
Share expenses. Call Cacophony @ 415/665-0351. 



MIDNIGHT PICNIC 

When: Saturday, February 17, 8:00 pm 
Meet: in front of the Vaillancourt Fountain near 
the Hyatt Regency hotel. The flame of a single 
candle will serve as a beacon in the darkness. 

Your Host: Bettina Crumholm 
Join us tonight for another Cimmerian outing as we 
spread the tablecloth upon the back of a 
postmodern giant. There, under the hands of time, 
we will partake of ambrosia and nectar as well as 
verse and song. Bring food, drink, and some prose 
and poetry which touches a chord in our fast- 
paced, mobile life. Also be sure to bring a few icons 
of our age to be left behind as offerings to appease 
the sleeping monster. 



CACOFHON'Y SAILING 

When: Tuesday, February 20th, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Specs' Museum Cafe, 12 Adler Lane, off 
Columbus near Pacific 

Everyone is welcome at the monthly cacophony 
society "meeting". Tonight we'll receive our 
ration of grog in a tiny tavern filled with nautical 
mementos and other strange knickknacks. All 
hands are encouraged to test the waters as we spin 
a few yams about past adventures and attempt to 
chart the future course of the USS Cacophony. 
Come aboard and help plan the next mutiny! 
(I'll be the one wearing an eye patch.) 





THE 14TH ANNUAL 

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE DINNER 

When: Sunday, February 25, 4:00 pm 
Meet: at Vista Point on the Marin side. Parking 
will be scarce, so you may want to carpool or 
arrange to park elsewhere. 

It's time again for that honored tradition being 
held in memory of Catherine, who led the first 
group plunge in 1976. Wear black and white 
formal attire or parade dress uniforms for military 
personnel. (Gloves and warm underclothing 
suggested.) Bring a gourmet potluck dish to share, 
violins, flutes, guitars, and lots of champagne. 
See you there! 

MAIL DISORDER 

When: Monday, February 26, 7:30 pm 
Vv'hers: Cafe Clarion, 2118 Mission near 17th St. 
Do you enjoy cutting out paper dolls? We certainly 
do. Each month, the subscriber envelopes of 
cacophony are filled with Rough Draft and other 
bazaar images which have been clipped from the 
subconscious mind of Mass Media. Bring strange 
newspapers, weird magazines, colored ribbons, 
cloth, currency, etc from which we will 
collectively select, clip, alter, and otherwise add 
context to the outgoing mail. It's our kind of 
therapy for information overload. 



COMING EVENTS: 
CyberPunks in San Francisco 
You can join our band of merry hackers as we 
fabricate a hightech company entirely out of 
vaporware, complete with product literature and 
business cards. The actual result of this joint 
venture will be a powerful meme-virus which will 
be released fronri a booth at the MacWorld 
Computer Show. During the day it will grow, 
spreading havoc thru the human data base. Each 
evening it will open doors and allow us to crash 
the lavish parties being held at some of the finer 
hotels in San Francisco. Current openings are 
available in management, sales, and engineering 
departments. Select your own position. Send 1) a 
few bytes of your best infectious ideas, 2) a resume 
of your nebulous history, 3) one dollar, or a xeroxed 
copy, and 4) a self -addressed, stamped envelope 
to: Tyrell Corporation 

Human Resources Dept. 

447 Lampert St. 

Palo Alto, CA 94306 
Company benefits include: unemployment, more 
info, access codes, and a list of buzzwords to get you 
through any conversation. We know it's not 
Nintendo, but you can still proliferate your viral 
scores, and anyone can play the game. 



Burning Man is looking for volunteers. He also 
needs a warehouse or other large space which can 
be used as construction site. Anyone who wants to 
lend a hand can leave a message @ 415/665-0351. 




CALENDAR of Future Events 



MARCH 


Dada Day O'Green 


APRIL 


Saint Stupid Parade 




CyberPunks in San Francisco 


JUNE 


Burning Man 


JULY 


Night of the Exquisite Corpse 




Bacchus Awakes 


OCrOBER 


Caveman Camp Out 




Halloween Madness 


NOVEMBER 


Vampires of Los Banos 


DECEMBER 


The Grinch Whom 



Are you the kind of person who likes the exotic 
and the unusual? Do you entertain unconventional 
ideas and esoteric notions? Have you ever 
paddled a red and white canoe under Pier 39? 
Would you like to listen to early morning px)etry in 
Golden Gate Park or meet Edgar AUan Poe in the 
sewers after dark? Are you looking for a 
restaurant which has tables located above the 
roof, below the basement, behind the parking lot, 
amid the ruins, and always near the edge? Have 
you ever wondered what it's like to be seen in the 
costume section of Goodwill and then later, in 
costume, upstairs at Nordstrum? The answers to 
these questions can t>e found by subscription. For 
one full year, just send $10 to: 
ROUGH DRAFT 
P.O. BOX 6392 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94101 



NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND 

-The rabid Dog Cult runs amuck in the Cow Palace on February 4th. 

-A video of the Cacophony Societys' Midnight Laundry will be one of the many variety acts presented at 

Mort/s Nite Club, 1024 Kearny St, Sunday, Feb. 11th, at 8:00 pm, $5 at the door. Looks like fun. 

-Does anyone know when and where the California Car Culture exhibit of hand-modified motor vehicles 

is going to be held? 

-Moon of the Loon (rogue art) please contact Cacophony. Your calling card was found on level 18. 

-That post-apocalyptic dining emporium. The Atomic Cafe (see Rough Draft #37), has moved to a new 

location. We've heard that The Mutants are going to play at the grand re-opcning. 

-Cacophony Hotline: 415/665-0351 Deadline for March events is 1 pm, February 24th. 

I've been waiting for may years to work in this channel of communications and I hope to live up to the 
task. - Genevive J. Pctrone, Editor 

1990 Rough Draft, all rites reversed, please copy & distribute. 




March 1990 

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ROUGH DRAFT 

The Official Organ of the Cacophony Society of SanFrancisco 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of 

free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences beyond 

the pale of mainstream society We are that 

hint of movement seen in the corner 

of the public eye as we search out 

the strange and exotic in the urban 

playground around us. We are the 

collectors of obscure movies, old 



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O'GREEN 

It was the luck of the Irish, with 
the discovery of these 36 matching green 
pants and shirts. Like a tribe of loony 
leprechauns, we'll don these identical 
articles of clothing and proceed from bar 
to bar in our chartered bus, listening to 
Irish jigs along the way. To reserve your 
seat on our green bus, call 415-665-0351. 
Bring money for beer. 

When: Saint Patricks Day, 

Saturday, March 17th, 1 pm 

Meet: The Little Shamrock, 

807 Lincon Way and 9th Ave. 

Is it Mail Art or just Window Dressing? 

Make your own postcard and mail it to: 

Acadfmv of Art 
Window Coordinator 
625 Sutter Street 
San Francisco, CA 
94102 

Then, look in the 

window of the 

above address 

between 

April 28 

to May 5. 

(4" X 8" maximum size, 

April 15th deadline, no returns) 



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costumes, new ideas, colorful 
characters, unusual quirks and 
funny notions. We share late- 
night picnics in unusual places. We mix 
Hammett and Pynchon with Wilde 
abandon. It's a strange tune, but it's that 
convergence of harmonic cacophony which 
is music to our spirit. 






CACOPHONY CLUB 

Everyone is welcome at the 
monthly cacophony society 
"meeting". Come on in and join us 
for dinner and drink as we reflect 
about events past and plan antics. 
When: Tuesday, 

March 20th, 7:30 pm 
Where: All You Knead, 
1466 Haight St. 

RECYCLING JUNK MAIL 

Each month, we fill the envelopes 
of cacophony with Rough Draft and 
anything else that the US postal 
service will carry for a quarter. You 
can recycle your own junk mail by 
keeping it moving! 

When: Tuesday, 

March 27th, 7:30pm 
Where: Cafe Clarion, 

2118 Mission near 17th St. 
A.ry members helping with the 
monthly stuffing will have their 
subscription extended. 



DRACULA COMES TO TRAINSYLVANIA 

Tonight, we cross the line once again as we enter an 
abandoned brick building to perform the screenplay 
"Dracula". Come and flirt with eternal life as we go batty 
in our own version of a crumbling castle in the 
Carpathian Mountains. There will be 9 primary 
performers reading the script and everyone there will add 
to the cast of characters. If you would like to be one of the 
undead, please call the Cacophony coffin at 415-665-0351. 
Please wear dark, forboding clothing. Bring candles, 
crosses, garlic or other food and something to quench your 
thirst. 

When: Saturday, March 24th, 8:00 pm 

Meet: Bouncers Bar, 

64 Townsend St near Embardacero 
I'll be easy io find, just look in the mirror. 
(We will depart for the castle at 8:30) 



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FUTURE EVENTS 
Saint Stupid Parade 

Everyone loves a parade and we all like to clown around. 

both! When: Saturday, April 1st, 12 noon. ^k 

Stan: Transamcrica Building fir>v^ 

Church of the Last Laugh 415-534-5637 ^^I^^ 

CyberPunks In San Francisco "v 

Mind virus spreads havoc at the MacWorld Computer Show in 
April. You can party with the nuPromclhcus. Send one dollar, 
and self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Tyrell Corporation, 
Human Resources Dept., 447 Lampcrt St, Palo Alto, CA 94306 

Subvert the Dominant Paradigm! Incite your mind by 
subscribiion. Send $10 for one year. 



ROUGH DRAFT, P.O. BOX 6392, SAN FRANCISCO, 
Cacophony Hotline: 415-665-0351 






Notes from the Underground: 

-Survival Research Labs will destroy Seaiilc on June 9ih. 

-The train to Memphis leaves at 2:17 am. 

-This is a great medium to work with. — Genevive J. Petrone, 

Editor 

^ 1990 Rough Draft, all rights are in reverse, please copy & 

distribute. 




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We are the anarchist infiltrators of the status quo, exposing minds to alternative reality. We play 
games of detective, assassin, tag, gotcha, hide & seek and capture the flag. We act, we clown, we 
improvise. We've been famous for five minutes and anonymous for fifteen. We've been on top of the H 
in Hollywood and under the ground in Oakland. We read Incredibly Strange Films. We dig artifacts in 
the Museum of Jurassic Technology. We march to the beat of a different din. You may already be a 
member! Anyone can submit ideas to Rough Draft. 

And now, the Foolishness of April brings us these events: 



Saint Stupid Parade 

When: Sunday, April 1st, 12 noon. 

The annual tribute to the Saint of Parking Meters, 

sponsored by the Church of the Last Laugh. Bring 

bizarre costumes and merry making instruments. 

The parade starts at the Transamerica Building 

(Montgomery & Clay), and then proceeds to 

Washington Square Park. Info: 415/534-5637 




Return of the Poetry Breakfast 

When: Sunday, April 22nd, 11:00 am 

Where: Golden Gate Park 

Meet: in front of the Arboretum 

A mid-morning gathering of poets in a secluded 

redwood glen. This unique location has benches and 

a podium carved from trees. Dress as your favorite 

historical poet, or poet archetype, such as: 

Old guard tenured professor - tweed, pipe, dickie. 

Street poet - fatigues, beret, odor. 

Latin American expatriate - fatigues, beret, nice 

haircut. 

beat poei - lurtieneck, beret, sandals. 

Elizabethan - tights, robes, tunic. 

19th century Romantic - cape, arsenic, cane. 

Zen haiku - walking stick, bare feet. 

or MIX 'N MATCH 

Bring yummy food or drink for brunch and a favorite 

poem to share. 



Fear & Loathing with the Easter Rabbit 
When: Sunday, April 15th, 1:00 pm 
Where: Golden Gate Park 

Meet: 7th Ave & Lincon, near the baseball 

diamond. 

It's Easter Sunday, and lots of misinformed kids, 
(who don't know that rabbits are mammals), are 
out looking for the eggs of the Easter Bunny. 
Adding to the festive mood is a two-thousand year 
celebration for some dead guy who rose from the 
grave. AH in all, it makes for one hell of a surreal 
holiday. To add to the confusion, lets dress up in 
rabbit suits, or any animal/being of your choice, 
wander through Golden Gate Park and distribute 
carrots to befuddled folks, along with pep talks on 
the benefits of drinking vodka and carrot juice. I'll 
supply the rabbit suit and carrots. You bring 
musical instruments, vodka, bizarre toys and a 
childish sensibility. - Elwood P. Dowd & the Fair 
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Cacophony Island 

Everyone is welcome at the monthly cacophony 
society "meeting". Just brave the stormy end of 
Market street and join other normal people in a 
bright cafe with good food and drink. We will tell 
the tales as we look at photos of past events and 
/..i\ :\^.. onco. (I'll be the one wearing the red 
turban.) 

When: Monday, April 23, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Cafe Clarion, 2118 Mission near 17th St. 
Cacophony Hotline: 415/665-0351 



Art Salon Party 

When: Saturday, April 21st, 7:00 pm 

Where: 1442 Judah St near 19th Ave (top floor, top 

bell) 

In the European tradition, we welcome people to 

S!gn up and perform (or display) all aspects of the 

arts: theater, video, poetry, prose, slides etc. Your 

hosts for the evening are Mike Lepon & Ronn Rosen. 

Please bring food or liquor and a couple of dollars 

for expenses. No smoking please. 



Is it Global Mail Art or just Community Window 
Dressing? Make your own postcard and mail it to: 
Academy of Art, Window Coordinator, 625 Sutter 
Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Then look in the 
window of the above address between April 28 to 
May 5. (4" x 8" maximum size, April 15th deadline, 
no returns) 



Lost in Space Video Marathon & Time Warp 
Experience 

When: Saturday, April 28th, 6:00 pm 

Where: 1442 Judah St near 19th Ave (top floor, top 

bell) 

Rescue the Robinsons from memory loss. Link up 

with Earth Alpha Control and be prepared to 

destroy the inertial guidance as we exit the galaxy. 

Your life support hosts for the evening are Gregg 

Wallace & Ronn Rosen. (And perhaps Richard 

Nixon will show up.) Please bring space food, 

liquidities, robots, and a monkey that goes bloop- 

bloop. Dress in space attire is optional. Info: 

415/665-0219 

FUTURE EVENTS 

49 Mile Scenic Road Rally - May 

American Graffiti meets The Road Warrior in this 

motorcade of auto art, as we relocate those old 

seagull signs posted around the city. 

Midnight Dance at the Atomic Cafe - June 2nd 
Once again, the Atomic Cafe opens its doors for a 
single evening of fun, food and music in another 
industrial location somewhere on the San Francisco 
peninsula. This time you will be guided along a 
hidden trail through an abandoned landscape 
consisting of derelict buildings and fenced toxic 
wasteland. After a brief decontamination and 
weapons check at the door, you may enter the 
Atomic Cafe. Once inside, you will exj^erience post- 
apocalyptic dining at it's finest along with live 
dance music provided by The Mutant Band. Be 
there or be vaporized! 

Burning Man - late June 

The erection and destruction of a monumental 
human figure at the Summer Solstice is meant to 
dramatize the passage of time. Our aim is to 
inspire awe with a reverence verging on fear and 
delight. This three-story tall wooden man is 
elaborately crafted and equipped with movable 
arms and fireworks. On Nlay 23rd , we'll have a 
fund raising party at which we will erect the 
structure and prepare ourselves for the fire. If 
you're interested in attending this pagan rite, or 
would like to have a Burning Man sweat-shirt, call 
415/621-3675 or 415/863-2765. Burning Man is a non- 
prophet organization. 

Other Upcoming Events in 1990 

Survival Research Labs - robot machine destruction in Seattle. 

Night of the Exquisite Corpse - surrealistic theater written by the audience. 

Waltzing in Purgatory - a masked ball. 

Bacchus Awakes - an orgy of quest and frolic in the woods. 

Trash Fashion Show - creative fashion at it's lowest. 

Caveman Camp Out - Winnabago culture 20,000 years BC. 

Return of the African Queen - up the river without a paddle. 

Halloween Madness - Castro Street dada. 

Vampires of Los Banos - 8mm film production on location. 

The Grinch Whom - Doctor Seus was right. 

Subscribe now and exp)erience an event filled year. Send $10 for one year. 

ROUGH DRAFT 

P.O. BOX 6392 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94101 

Leaks in the Ozone Layer. Don't look now, we are being invaded. Due to increasing urbanization and 
other environmental changes during the next ten years, California will experience growing intrusions of 
fruit flies, giant frogs, flying cockroaches, creeping kudzu, feral ferrets, walking fish, multiplying 
mollusks, mutant weeds, and killer bees. It's so nice to fool around with Mother Nature. 

Quotes from the Underground: 

Californians for Earthquake Prevention : 415/995-2977 (recorded message) 

CyberPunks in San Francisco : "A rose is a rose, but the thorns of the New Prometheus are spreading at 

the MacWorld Computer Show." (see Rough Draft #41) 

Do ggie Diners : "Poodle Threat Is Real!!!" 

The Cacophony Society : " Do you know of any strange events, unusual restaurants, weird bars, lunatic 

cults, or secret passageways into underground tombs? Please give us a call at 415/665-0351." 

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CACOPHONY TV 

Enjoy wash-day re-runs as a 5 minute video of the 
MIDNIGHT LAUNDRY (see Rough Draft #40) is aired 
on cable TV channel 25, Thursday, Mav 10 at 9:00 pm. 

VICIOUS RUMORS CLUB 

When: Friday, May 18th, 9 pm 

Where: Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary St. 
You ve all seen those heart-moving lost-pet posters 
that people put up around town. Well... we have a 
friend who used to have a 12' South American python 
until he left the cage unlocked. That was last month 
and its probably very hungry now.... Tonight vou can 
pick up a stack of our very special lost-pet posters for 
vour own neighborhood and perhaps later, after a round 
or two, we may even go door-to-door searching tor the 
snake. 



REVENGE OF THE TECHNO-NERD 

(Digital Poetry Reading & Pocket Synthesizer Recital) 

When: Saturday, May 19th, 12 noon 

Where: One Embarcadero Center (you know, it's one of 
those modular skyscrapers that look like giant sugar 
wafers-the one at Battery & Sacramento.) Meet next 
to the giant stainless steel whistle on the Lobby Level. 
The rules for this concert/reading arc simple. Any work 
ot literature is acceptable, as long as you read ft from 
your watch or packet calculator (Casio VL-Tone or 
Similar). Bring: Pre-programmed watches, calculators 
and synthesizers. The site is across from a store that 
sells these gadgets, if you're interestd~but be advised 
that data entry takes a little time, so come early if 
you're going to buv hardware there. These will be solo 
recitals, however we could perform a digital dialogue 
or group improvisation with the VL-Tones. For mure 
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Everyone is welcome at the monthly cacophony 
society "meeting". Just brave the stormy end of 
Market street and join other normal people in a 
bright cafe with good food and drink. We will tell 
the tales as we look at photos of past events and 
p!.in ncv. onc3. (I'll be the one wearing the red 
turban.) 

When: Monday, April 23, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Cafe Clarion, 2118 Mission near 17th St. 
Cacophony Hotline: 415/665-0351 



Art Salon Party 

When: Saturday, April 21st, 7:00 pm 

Where: 1442 Judah St near 19th Ave (top floor, top 

bell) 

In the European tradition, we welcome people to 

sign up and pcriorm (or display) all aspects of the 

arts: theater, video, poetry, prose, slides etc. Your 

hosts for the evening are Mike Lepon & Ronn Rosen. 

Please bring food or liquor and a couple of dollars 

for expenses. No smoking please. 



Is it Global Mail Art or just Community Window 
Dressing? Make your own postcard and mail it to: 
Academy of Art, Window Coordinator, 625 Sutter 
Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Then look in the 
window of the above address between April 28 to 
May 5. (4" x 8" maximum size, April 15th deadline, 
no returns) 



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Lost in Space Video Marathon & Time Warp 

Experience 

When: Saturday, April 28th, 6:00 pm 

Where: 1442 Judah St near 19th Ave (top floor, top 

bell) 

Rescue the Robinsons from memory loss. Link up 

with Earth Alpha Control and be prepared to 

destroy the inertial guidance as we exit the galaxy. 

Your life support hosts for the evening are Gregg 

Wallace & Ronn Rosen. (And perhaps Richard 

Nixon will show up.) Please bring space food, 

liquidities, robots, and a monkey that goes bloop- 

bloop. Dress in space attire is optional. Info: 

415/665-0219 

FUTURE EVENTS 

49 Mile Scenic Road Rally - May 

American Graffiti meets The Road Warrior in this 

motorcade of auto art, as we relocate those old 

seagull signs pasted around the city. 

Midnight Dance at the Atomic Cafe - June 2nd 
Once again, the Atomic Cafe opens its doors for a 
single evening of fun, food and music in another 
industrial location somewhere on the San Francisco 
peninsula. This time you will be guided along a 
hidden trail through an abandoned landscape 
consisting of derelict buildings and fenced toxic 
wasteland. After a brief decontamination and 
weapons check at the door, you may enter the 
Atomic Cafe. Once inside, you will experience post- 
apocalyptic dining at it's finest along with live 
dance music provided by The Mutant Band. Be 
there or be vaporized! 

Burning Man - late June 

The erection and destruction of a monumental 
human figure at the Summer Solstice is meant to 
dramatize the passage of time. Our aim is to 
inspire awe with a reverence verging on fear and 
delight. This three-story tall wooden man is 
elaborately crafted and equipped with movable 
arms and fireworks. On May 23rd , we'll have a 
fund raising party at which we will erect the 
structure and prepare ourselves for the fire. If 
you're interested in attending this pagan rite, or 
would like to have a Burning Man sweat-shirt, call 
415/621-3675 or 415/863-2765. Burning Man is a non- 
prophet organization. 

Other Upcoming Events in 1990 

Survival Research Labs - robot machine destruction in Seattle. 

Night of the Exquisite Corpse - surrealistic theater written by the audience. 

Waltzing in Purgatory - a masked ball. 

Bacchus Awakes - an orgy of quest and frolic in the woods. 

Trash Fashion Show - creative fashion at it's lowest. 

Caveman Camp Out - Winnabago culture 20,000 years BC. 

Return of the African Queen - up the river without a paddle. 

Halloween Madness - Castro Street dada. 

Vampires of Los Banos - 8mm film production on location. 

The Grinch Whom - Doctor Seus was right. 

Subscribe now and experience an event filled year. Send $10 for one year. 

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94101 

Leaks in the Ozone Layer. Don't look now, we are being invaded. Due to increasing urbanization and 
other environmental changes during the next ten years, California will experience growing intrusions of 
fruit flies, giant frogs, flying cockroaches, creeping kudzu, feral ferrets, walking fish, multiplying 
mollusks, mutant weeds, and killer bees. It's so nice to fool around with Mother Nature. 

Quotes from the Underground: 

Californians for Earthquake Prevention : 415/995-2977 (recorded message) 

CyberPunks in San Francisco : "A rose is a rose, but the thorns of the New Prometheus are spreading at 

the MacWorld Computer Show." (see Rough Draft #41) 

Do ggie Diners : "Poodle Threat Is Real!!!" 

The Cacophony Society : " Do you know of any strange events, unusual restaurants, weird bars, lunatic 

cults, or secret passageways into underground tombs? Please give us a call at 415/665-0351." 




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CACOPHONY TV 

Enjov wash-day re-runs as a 5 minute video of the 
MIDNIGHT LAUNDRY (see Rough Draft #40) is aired 
on cable TV channel 25, Thursday, May 10 at 9:00 pm. 

VICIOUS RUMORS CLUB 

When: Friday, May 18th, 9 pm 

Where: Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary St. 
You ve all seen those heart-moving lost-pet posters 
that people put up around town. Well... we have a 
friend who used to have a 12' South American pvthon 
until he left the cage unlocked. That was last month 
and its probably very hungry now.... Tonight vou can 
pick up a stack of our very special lost-pet posters for 
\ our i.n\ n neighborhood and perhaps later, after a round 
or two, we may even go door-to-door searching for the 
snake. 



REVENGE OF THE TECHNO-NERD 

(Digital Poetry Reading & Pocket Synthesizer Recital) 
When: Saturday, .Mav 19th, 12 noon 
Where: One Embarcadero Center (you know, it's one of 
those modular skyscrapers that look like giant sugar 
wafers-the one at Battery & Sacramento.) Meet next 
to the giant stainless steel whistle on the Lobby Level. 
The rules for this concert/reading are simple. Any work 
ot literature is acceptable, as long as you read ft from 
your watch or packet calculator (Casio VL-Tone or 
Similar). Bring: Pre-programmed watches, calculators 
and synthesizers. The site is across from a store that 
sells these gadgets, if you're interestd-but be advised 
that data entry takes a little time, so come earlv if 
you're going to buv hardware there. These will be solo 
recitals, however we could perform a digital dialogue 
or group improvisation with the VL-Tones. For more 
info, send a FAX to: Urban Shocker 415/785-9491 



OBSCURE HIKING TOURS 

OF SAN FRANCISCO 

presents "The Ceiling of the Citv" 

When: Friday, May 25th, 8:00 pm 

Meet: Finnegans Wake, 937 Cole St. near Carl St. 

Tonights Tourguide: Max Ambrose 
This nocturnal foray will differ in essence from 
Cacophony's previous midnight axcursions. The two 
earlier walks had industrial /urban themes, whereas 
this, the latest jaunt in our 1990 midnight series will 
explore other realities extant here in Fisco. Rabid 
cityscape explorers will be familiar with segments of 
this walk. However, we think that most of you will be 
surprised by the extent of undeveloped area shll left. 
There will be many steep hills and stairways on this 
stroll. Though the overall route is less than three 
miles, most of it is nearly vertical. Please come 
prepared by bringing: 1) Tough, comfortable walking 
shoes or boots. 2) Warm, layered clothing suitable for 
hiking. 3) A small knapsack. 4) Some juice, water, 
etc., maybe a candybar or two for the hike. 5) Money 
for drinks before and after the walk. 6) Flashlight? 

BARBEQUE ON THE EDGE 

When: Saturday, May 26th, 7:00 pm 

Meet: Bouncers Bar, 64 Townsend St 
In the spirit of previous Midnight Picnics, we will 
gather for a late night meal in a picturesque, industrial 
setting. This particular spot is located on the water 
(swimming is not suggested), where wild plants meet 
abandoned machinery. Bring food and drink, something 
to barbecue and suitably appropriate tales to read or 
tell. Wear dark clothes. 

CACOPHONY QUEST 

When: Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Cafe Clarion, 2118 Mission near 17th St. 
Our friendly monthly "meeting " when we continue the 
never-ending search for event ideas. If the Clarion is 
closed, go the the Picaro Cafe - 
Cacophony Hotline: 415/665-0351 



Future Events 

Midnight Dance at the Atomic Cafe 

Meet: Bouncers Bar, 64 Townsend St 

When: Saturday, June 2nd, 9:00 pm 
Once again, the Atomic Cafe opens its doors for a single 
evening of fun, food and music in another industrial 
location somewhere on the San Francisco peninsula. 
This time vou vs^ill be guided along a hidden path 
through an abandoned landscape consisting of derelict 
buildings and fenced toxic wasteland. After a brief 
decontamination and weapons check at the door, you 
may enter the Atomic Cafe. Once inside, you will 
experience post-apocalyptic dining at it's finest along 
with live dan^e music provided by The Mutant Band. 
Be there or be vaporized! 

Warm-up Party for the Burning Man 

When: June 9th 

Where: call 415/621-3675 or 415/863-2765 
The erection and destruction of a monumental human 
figure at the Summer Solstice is meant to dramatize the 
passage of time. Our aim is to inspire awe with a 
reverence verging on fear and delight. This three-story 
tall wooden man is elaborately cralted and equipped 
with movable arms and fireworks. Tonight, we will 
have a fund-raising party to prepare for the final event 
to be held near the end of the month. Burning Man is a 
non-prophet organization. 

49 Mile Psychotic Road Rally 

When: Wednsday, July 4th, 12:00 noon (departure at 
1:00 pm) 

Start: California Cafe, 50 Broadway 
American Graffiti meets The Road Warrior in this 
motorcade of auto art, as we relocate those old seagull 
signs posted around the city. Assemble in the shadow 
of the Embarcadero Freeway in the parking lot behind 
the California Cafe. Road maps, antenna flags & 
bumper stickers will be distributed. Prizes will be 
awarded for the best hand-modified cars. Ladies & 
gentleman, start your engines! Info: 415/665-0351 



Other Upcoming Events in 1990. 

Survival Research Labs - robot machine destruction in Seattle. 

Night of the Exquisite Corpse - surealistic theater written by the audience. 

Bacchus Awakes - an role playing frolic in the woods. 

Trash Fashion Show - creative fashion at its best. 

Caveman Camp Out - pnmitive antics of post-modem primates. 

Return of the African Queen - a Sacramento river oddesy. 

Halloween Madness - Castro Street in turmoil. 

Vampires of Los Banos - an 8mm film production. 

The Grinch Whom - interactive video with Doctor Seuss. 

Excite your mailbox! Subscribe now! For one event-filled year, send $10 to: 

ROUGH DRAFT 

P.O. BOX 6392 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94101 

Do you know of any strange events, unusual restaurants, weird 
bars, lunatic cults, or secret passageways into underground 
tombs? Please give call Cacophony at 415/665-0351. 

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The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free 
spirits united in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of 
mainstream society. We are the organized anarchist infiltrators of 
the status-quo, exposing minds to alternative reality. We dig artifacts 
in the Museum of Jurassic Technology. We read Incredibly Strange 
Films. We march to the beat of a different din. You may already be a 
member! Anyone can submit ideas for events. 



MIDNIGHT DANCE AT THE ATOMIC CAFE 
Have you mutated yet? 

When: Saturday. June 2nd, 9:00 pm 

Meet: Bouncers Bar, 64 Townsend SL 

Maximum Occupancy: 1 60 persons 
Once again, the Atomic Cafe opens its doors for a single evening of fun. food 
and music in another underground bombshelter somewhere on the San 
Francisco peninsula. You will be taken to an industrial site where you will be 
guided through a toxic wasteland and descend into a hidden passageway. 
After a brief decontamination and weapons check, you may enter the Atomic 
Cafe. Once inside, you will experience post-apocalyptic dining at it's finest 
along with live dance music provided by the new Mutant Band. Bring food 
and drink with a 1 year shelf-life and also rollerskates if you have Lhem. The 
doors will remained closed until midnight (or perhaps longer in case of 
nuclear attack). Your hosts for the evening are Jack Armstrong and Zymbot. 

DAVE'S SNAKE HUNT 
When: Sunday, June 3rd, 2:00 pm 

Where: Hippie Hill. Golden Gate Park ,— *» ^ 

Info: 415/759-7673 ^^.5^.^ 

Have you seen Dave's lost pet posters around the city? Let's meet in the park 
for some afternoon excitement as the search continues for his 300-pound 
python. Wear your safari outfit and bring some lite provisions. This is 
another fun event propagated by the Vicious Rumors Club. 





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BLOTTO LOTTO AT THE HIPPIE FAIR 

When; Sunday, June 10th, 3:33 pm 

Where: the middle of Haight & Ashbury Streets 

Sponson Captain Clearlight 
Welcome to the 13th Annual Haight Street Fair where we will distribute one thousand little 
squares of paper. They all look alike, however one will be very special. Let's call it the Golden 
Ticket Bring some Incense and a 60's mentality. Til be the one wearing love-beads. 

THE BETSY ROSS SEWING CIRCLE AND TERRORIST SOCIETY 

When: Thursday, June 14th, 8:00 pm 

Where: 243 Lincoln Way #1. San Francisco, 94122 
Have you burned your only flag? Well, the Stars & Stripes were getting a litUe old and we 
think Its time for the unfurling of a new banner. Gather some bright fabrics and show up for 
our standard sewing & tea party. If you can't make it, then mail in your design to the address 
above. We'U work with the ideas and then make a flag or two with the help of Mr Singer 
Look for the new rag to lead the parade at the next road rally. 

PARTY WITH THE BURNING MAN 

When: Saturday. 8:00 pm. June 16th 

Where: 350- 11th St, near Folsom, across the street from Slims 333 

Info: 415/621-3675 or 415/863-2765 
The erection and destrucUon of a monumental human flgure at the Summer SolsUce Is meant 
to dramatize the passage of time. Our aim Is to inspire awe with a reverence verging on fear 
and delight. This three-stoiy tall wooden man Is elaborately crafted and equipped with 
movable arms and flreworks. On June 16th we wlU erect the structure at a fund-raising party 
The flnal event be held on June 30th. Burning Man Is a non-prophet organizaUon. 

KACOPHONY KOFFEEHOUSE 

When: Monday, June 18th, 7:30 pm 

Where: Sacred Grounds, 2095 Hayes at Cole 
Everyone is welcome at the monthly cacophony society •meeting" where we tiy to come up 
with new Ideas and talk about events past. Look for the table scattered with Rough Draft. 

ART SALON 

When: Saturday. June 23rd. 6:00 pm 

Where: 1442 Judah St, near 19th Ave. 
i'Jf^^ ^°J^^ tradition, we welcome people to sign up and perform (or display) all aspects 
^ iv.t^' ^^Jf • ^^«^' poetry, prose, slides etc. Your hosts for the evening are Ronn Rosen 
fit MlKe Lepon. Monetary donations are welcomed or bring wine and food. No smoking please. 

FINNEGAN'S WAKEI 
When: Saturday, June 30th, 1 1:00 am 
Where: 1442 Judah St near 19th Ave. 

■•?^^!i''^'^*w"u°f ^^t'^^P^^^y marathons, we wlU present a group reading of James Joyces 
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Info: 415/665-0219 





Future Events 

SURVIVAL RESEARCH LABS: US TOUR - June 23rd In Seattle, Sept 1st in New 
York. The lab has added several new monsters to the mechanical manege: (1) an 
electromagnetic rail gun which blasts white-hot blobs of molten metal at 198 MPH, 
(2) a jet engine powered sound weapon producing an earth-shaking 2,000 watts of 
acoustic power, (3) a pack of riot robots which will exhibit crazed mob behavior. 
And remember the Big Arm which was destroyed in the 18 piano fire during the 
illusions of Shameless Abundance performance last May... a mutated version has 
now arisen from the ashes. We are looking forward to the possibility of a San 
Francisco show before the end of the year. Be sure to wear your safety glasses. 
S.RL. 415/641-8065. 

49-MILE PSYCHOTIC ROAD RALLY & TREASURE HUNT 

When: Wednesday. July 4th, 12:00 noon (departure at 1:00 pm) 

Start: California Cafe, 50 Broadway 
American Graffiti meets The Road Warrior in this motorcade of auto art, as we 
follow those old seagull signs posted around the city. If you have a strangely 
painted or hand-modified car that is stopping traffic, join us for a treasure 
hunt/parade up Market Street and beyond. We will assemble in the shadow of the 
Embarcadero Freeway at the parking lot behind the California Cafe. Road maps, 
antenna flags & bumpjer stickers will be distributed. Prizes will be awarded for the 
most unsual cars. Ladles & gentleman, start your engines! Info: 415/665-0351 

July 28th: BACCHUS AWAKES - The wine flows freely at this costumed frolic in 
Marin, as we conduct a search for Dionysus & Bacchus. 

Coming to San Francisco: TONY Ti TINA'S ITALIAN WEDDING, an interactive 
improv event staged by the Artificial Intelligence theatrical group. There is little 
distinction between performers and audience in this realistic comic parody of 
hidden pathos with underlying themes of power, drugs, old age. and threats of 
violence. You are one of the characters, (which includes both families, friends, 
caterers, priests, nuns, smd invited guests), as the action moves from the ceremony, 
to the reception and photo session, and into a wedding party, complete with dinner 
and dancing. 

'Tony's pals said to shutup when the priest asks, 'is there is anyone here 
who knows why these two should not be wed', but Fm a friend of someone in the 
band who knows Tina's godfather, and..." 

- also in 1990 ~ 

Night of the Elxquisite Corpse - surrealistic theater written by the audience. 

Trash Fashion Show - creative fashion at its best. 

Caveman Camp Out - primitive antics of post- modem primates. 

Return of the African Queen - a Sacramento river odyssey. 

Halloween Madness - Castro Street in turmoil. 

Vampires of Los Banos - an 8mm film production. 

The Grinch Whom - interactive video with Doctor Seuss. 

Public Notices: 

'Tales From The Zone " is the official publication of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society 
For two issues, send your name, address, and a $ 1 bill to: 

CACOPHONY 

10943 CAMARILLO ST. 

NORTH HOLLYWOOD. CA 91602. 
Interested In a Guerilla Art Show? We'll set up our own art exhibit in some public or private place. 
415/665-0351 

Books of wood, metal, fiber, and mixed media are on exhibit at the California Crafts Museum at 
Ghirardelll Square until June 17th. 

Renfleld the batman at Dracula's Castle, we did not get your name. Please call . 
Do you know of anv strange events , unusual restaurants, weird bars, lunatic cults, or secret 
passageways into underground tombs? 
Call the San Francisco Cacophony Society at 415/665-0351. 

Excite your postal carrier with strange mall art. Subscribe to Rough Draft. Each monthly issue 
comes to you in an envelope bearing a unique visual Image and may also contain any manner of 
strange inserts. For one event-filled year, send $10 to: 

ROUGH DRAFT 

P.O. BOX 6392 

SAN FRANCISCO. CA 94101 
^ 1990 Rough Draft, please copy & distribute.- Genevive J. Petrone. Editor 








ROUGH DRAFT 



The Official Organ of the 

San Francisco Cacophony Society 



The Cacophony Society is a randomly 
gathered network of free spirits united in 
the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale 
of mainstream society. We are the 
organized anarchist infiltrators of the 
status quo, exposing minds to alternative 
reality, creating experiences in the social 
cybernetic playground. We are the 
curators in the museum of subterranean 
art, the conductors for the symphony of 
discord and the producers of the theater of 
absurd. You may already be a member! 



49-MILE PSYCHOTIC ROAD RALLY 

American Graffiti meets The Road Warrior 
in this motorcade of auto art, as we attempt to 
follow those old seagull signs posted around the 
city. If you have a strangely painted or hand- 
modified car that is stopping traffic, join us for a 
parade up Market Street and beyond. We will 
assemble in the shadow of the Embarcadero 
Freeway behind the California Cafe. Road 
maps, antenna flags & bumper stickers will be 
distributed. Prizes will be awarded for the most 
unusual cars. Free admission, tax and license 
included. Your mileage may vary. 
Ladies & gentleman, start your engines! 

When: Wednesday, July 4th, 12:00 noon 
(departure at 1:00 pm) 

Meet: in the parking lot behind the 

California Cafe, 50 Broadway, SF 

Info: 415/665-0351 




OBSCURE WALKING TOURS presents: "Return to the Oakland Sewers" 

Strange rumblings from the bowels of the city have been heard of late. Midnight strollers have 
reported dim mystical voices wafting up from the sewer grates and manhole covers beckoning 
them down into the earth, much as the sirens called Ulysses to his doom. 
We intend to answer that call. 

When: Saturday evening, July 14th 

Where #1: Carpooling from San Francisco - Meet at 7:30 pm on the sidewalk in front of the 

Marriot Hotel, 55 - 4th Street near Mission. From there we will carpool to Oakland. 

Where #2: Driving to Oakland - Meet at 8:30 pm at the entrance to a small park located at 

3451 Davis St near Humbolt Ave. (Directions from the Bay Bridge: take 580 to the 

35th Ave exit. West on 35th Ave to Davis St. Turn right on Davis, then 2 blocks to the park.) 

This event will be a formal affair. 
What vou need: (1) Formal wear from the waist up~tails, tuxes, white gloves, evening dresses, tops, etc. (2) 
From the waist down~hipwaders or knee-high rubber boots, bluejeans, work pants, etc. (3) A change of 
pants, socks and shoes in case you get wet. You will be very uncomfortable at the end of the walk if you 
can't be warm. (4) Flashlights, candles, lightsticks. Please have at least two sources of light in case one 
fails. (5) Food to share in a potluck dinner at the end of the walk. (6) If you are driving to this event, you 
must have your car gassed and ready to go. (7) S3 per person to cover event costs. (8) Valid California 1. D. 
We will walk 2 miles under the streets of Oakland. Children of 10 or over are welcome with their 
parent(s) or legal guardian. The deepest water should be no more than knee level (14 inches deep). Tall 
rubber boots may be used but hipwaders are recommended. 



RESOURCES: 
Hipwaders- SF- Acme Surplus, 5159 Mission S45 

SF- G & M Sales, 1667 Market S65 
Oakland- Acme Surplus, 4400 Telegraph S60 
SF- Siegels, 2366 Mission S30 
Oakland- Siegels, 3906 Grand S30 



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In 1983, the Suicide Club entered the Oakland storm drain system for the last time. 
Tonight we will follow those footsteps. 
Info: 415/665-0351 




THE ED NORTON HONEYMOON TOUR 

Have you ever wanted to know what happened to the stuff 
that goes down the drain? We felt that the survivors from the 
Oakland Sewer Tour might crave cleaner treatment in San 
Francisco, so this follow-up event is being offered to all. This 
free municipal tour will show what comes out of our beautiful 
city and what happens to it before it goes into the Bay. 

When: Saturday, July 21st, 9:00 am 

(Yes, that's right before your morning coffee!) 

Sponsor: Michael Kan 

Clothing: Try to wear something interesting. 

Where: The Southwest Water Pollution Control Facility, 
750 Phelps near Jerrold Ave, SF. 
To get there by bus, take the #15 southbound to Phelps. 
Walk to Jerrold. It's the biggest thing that you can see. The 
Administration entrance is about 20 feet north of the corner. 
By car or bike, take Army Street east, turn right on Evans, 
right on Phelps to Jerrold. There is parking inside. Tell the 
gate person at the facility entrance on Jerrold side of same 
corner that you are coming for the tour. Try to think up a 
bizarre question to ask the sewerguide. We know that this 
tour could really build up a fierce hunger, so we might go 
somewhere afterwards for lunch. 



COFFEE, TEA & CACOPHONY 

Everyone is welcome at the monthly Cacophony Society 
"meeting" where we grind out new ideas and read the 
collective tea leaves of memorable events past. Look for the 
table that's different than the others. 
When: Monday, July 23rd, 7:30 pm 
Where: Sacred Grounds, 2095 Hayes at Cole, SF 

SOMETHING AT THE NO NOTHING 

Out yonder in the endangered industrial landscape of China 
Basin exists an oasis complete with painted pool and arcades. 
Inside is a free theater where for years film shows and 
performances have flickered in the night unknown and 
unseen by the public at large. This is one of those shows. The 
evening's offering will include films by Steve Mobia, Al 
Hernandez, Dave Michalak, David Baltzer and others plus 
live music by the Haight Ashbury Free Band. All is free 
though we do suggest you bring a potluck dinner. Music and 
munching begin at 7:30 pm; films to begin at 8:00 pm. 

When: Friday, July 27th, 7:30 pm. 

Where: The No Nothing Cinema, 30 Berry Street near 

2nd Street at the south end of the Embarcadero. 
Info: 415/587-2628 



MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S FOREST FANTASIA/NORTH 
"Dance In Ancient Babylon" 

You're back in time. Back several thousand years to the 
nights of the ancient Roman Empire where decadence and 
debauchery reign supreme and where Alexander The Great 
has just conquered and plundered the fabled city of Babylon 
in Arabia. It is here, among the abandoned bunkers of the 
forts of the Marin Headlands, reminiscent of those ruins of 
ancient Babylon that we meet to dance and play homage to 
Bacchus, timeless Spirit of Play and Partycraft! Join us at this 
wondrous, costumed, all-night dance party where all 
participate in the theme of creating a true revival of the old 
Roman Baccahanals! Come dressed as the ancient Roman 
characterization of your dreams. We will feast, play and 
cavort in cadlelit halls and subterranean vaults, gyrating our 
bodies to awesome, killer-beat dance-rock! 

When: Saturday, July 21st, sunset until ? 
Overnight camping encouraged. 

Where: Battery Alexander, in the Headlands 

just west of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin. 

Info: Anderson Beckman Sweeney, Box 2473, SF 94126 

Phone 415/864-3767. 
Call the above info number by Wednesday, July 11th leaving 
your name and number so that complete directions and 
details can be sent to you. Advance reservations: 55 per adult 
over 21, $2.50 per youth under 21. At the gate: $10 per adult, 
$5 per youth. Children are welcome. Alcohol only. No drugs 
or pets allowed. Make your reservations now ! 



MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S FOREST FANTASIA/SOUTH 
"Frolic In The Moonlit Forest" 

Come to the forests of ancient Arcadia in rural Greece 
where gods and spirits arise from shadows cast by firelight. It 
is here, amidst the towering, moonlit redwoods that we meet 
to summon Bacchus from his celestial slumber! Join us at 
this wondrous, costumed, overnight camping party where all 
participate in the theme of creating a true revival of the old 
Baccahanals though the creative role-playing and theater! 
Assume the ancient Greek characterization of your dreams 
and don a mask and toga as we dance, drink, feast and cavort 
in the woods at night! 

When: Saturday, July 28, beginning at sunset. 
Overnight camping required. 

Where: Sky Meadow Camp, Big Basin State Park in the 
Santa Cruz Mountains 

Info: Anderson Beckman Sweeny, Box 2473, 
San Francisco, CA 94126, 

Phone 415/864-3767 
Call the above info number by Wednesday, July 18 leaving 
your name and number so that complete directions and 
details can be sent to you. Space is limited. Advance 
reservations: $10 per adult over 21, $5 per youth under 21. At 
the gate: $20 per adult, $10 per youth. Children are welcome. 
Alcohol only. No drugs or pets allowed. Make your 
reservations now ! Guaranteed you haven't been to a bash 
this wild since 431 B.C.! 



Puture Events in the Planning 

Under The Waterfront - an Obscure Tours canoe trip under the piers of San Frandsco. 

Birthday Party - Augiist 11th. The Cacophony Society is 4 years old. 

Prvotechnics in the Black Rock Desert - Have a blast at this event in which you experience art on a massive palette. 

Past events in this gene include a croquet game played with cars, giant hoops, and an 8' ball. Labor day weekend, 

September 1-3. This is not a Rainh)ow Gathering. 

Trash Fashion Show - creative fashion at its best. Nevada City, September 7th Sc 8th. 

Caveman Camp Out - primitive antics of pxsst-modem primates. 

Night of the Exquisite Corpse - surrealishc theater written by the audience. 

Return of the African Queen - a Sacramento river odyssey. 

Halloween Madness - Unreeling Halloween pranks by the Mister Bubble Conspiracy. MBC is looking for someone with 

an apartment on Castro Street which can be used as a materials storage room. 

Vampires of Los Ba nos - an 8mm film production. 

The Crinch Whom - interactive video with Doctor Seuss. 

Public Notices: 

'Tales From The Zone " is the official publication of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society. 

For two issues, send your name, address, and a SI bill to: CACOPHONY, 10943 CAMARILLO ST, NORTH 

HOLLYWOOD, CA 91602 

"The Manipulator" is the largest magazine we've ever seen. 20 by 28 inches of Art, Film, Fashion, Music, and Design. 

Available in SF at Aerial, Busters Newsstand, Kiosk-Castro or in Berkeley at Dave's Smoke Shop. S12 

"Toe Frank- Work in Progress " is our kind of radio monologue. Saturday nights at 10:00 pm, KQED 88.5 FM. 

Cryptic notes from last month's events. 

More than 265 limbs were danang in the Atomic Cafe. 

Polly Ann Ice Cream has our favorite fruit. 

Captain Qearlight sez thanks for the trip! 

Does the S.F.F.D. permit a burning man? 

The Vicious Rumors Qub struck twice with Sid and Rosebud. 
You can call the San Francisco Cacophony Society at 415/665-0351. 

Quote of the month: "If cockroaches had opposable thumbs, we would be in big trouble.""... S. Melmoth 
Excite your postal carrier with strange mail art. Subscribe to Rough Draft. Each monthly issue comes to you in an 
envelof>e bearing a unique visual image and may also contam any manner of strange inserts. 
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1990 




The 

Cacophony 

Society 

is a 

randomly 

gathered 

network of 

free spirits 

united in the 

pursuit of 

experiences 

beyond the 

pale of 

mainstream 

society. We 

are that 

fringe 

element 

always near 

the edge. We 

are the 

curators in 

the museum 

of 

subterranean 

art, the 

conductors 

for the 

symphony of 

discord and 

the 

producers of 

the theater 

of absurd. 

You may 

already be a 

member! 



1950's TUPPERWARE BAR-B-QUE 

When: Sunday, Aug 191h, 4 pm until ? 

Where: A suburban home in the Sunset District, 2066 - 30th Avenue, 
between Pacheco & Quintara, SF 

Info: 415/681-3189 
Pull on your Peddle Pushers and Bermuda Shorts for the Great 1950's All- 
American Backyard Bar-B-Que and Big Band Party. In the spirit of all 
great cookouts, bring something to throw on the grill and food or drinks to 
share. (Please bring food in your best picnic Tupperware). Don't forget 
musical instruments and your favorite '50's records and tapes. 

SEEDS OF CACOPHONY 

When: Moriday, t ig 20th, 7:30 pm 

Where: Sacred Grounds Coiieeshop, 2095 Hayes ai Goie 
Everyone is welcome at the monthly cacophony society "meeting" where 
we cultivate new event ideas and savor the garden of events past. Look 
for the table with the most fruit. 



IMPROV REALITY 

When: Saturday, Aug 25th, 7:00 pm 

Where: Sacred Grounds Coffeeshop, 2095 Hayes at Cole, SF 
If you don't like reality, create some of your own. Improvise it! In the best 
tradition of Mai Sharpe and the old Candid Camera TV show, we'll take to 
the streets to stage improvised skits, plays and fake interactions, and see 
how folks react. 

What if a bickering couple turned to other passengers on a streetcar 
and solicited marital advice? How would patrons of a bar react if a well- 
dressed couple sat down, accompanied by a pet lobster? Would tourists 
give money to six folks carrying an apparently dead body and asking for 
spare change to buy a coffin? The possibilities , as they say, are limitless. 
Bring ideas for your own scenarios, and any props/costumes you think are 
appropriate. We'll brainstorm and rehearse for a while, then hit the 
streets. Also bring vehicles (the more bizarre the better), and dress up: 
who knows where we'll go? Jeffrey Spaulding 415/564-5047 



RETURN OF THE RED VIC DRIVE-IN 

When: Thursday, August 301h 8:00 pm 

Where: Entrance to the Geneva Drive-ln. Carter off Geneva near the 
Cow Palace in Daly City. 

Since the esteemed Haight movie theater is in hiatal dispersement for the 
Summer, we feel the need to recreate the movie-going experience during 
its hibernation. To quote from Rough Draft #23, "For an outdoor cinematic 
experience in the kind of overstuffed comfort which is impossible in an 
automobile, we will be replicating the thrift shop comfort of the Red 
Victorian movie house, and taking it on the road to the drive-in." In order 
to create our own luxury outdoor living room/cinema, please bnng chairs, 
sofas, blankets, warm clothes, truck/vehicles, food and drink. To 
coordinate transport, call Amanda at 415/621-6071 a few days in advance. 
Note: Focus Magazine gave the Cacophony Society the Tristan Tzara 
Award for this event, when it was held back in August 1988. 

ZONE TRIP#4 - ASCENT INTO THE BLACK ROCK DESERT 

An established Cacophony tradition, a trip into the zone is an extended 
event that takes us outside of our local area of time and place. On 
previous trips, Cacophony and company has discovered a point where the 
very nature of reality begins to change. We have defined that point as 
the boundary into the zone . On this particular expedition, we shall travel 
to a vast, desolate, white expanse stretching onward to the horizon in all 
directions... A place where you could gain nothing or lose everything and 
no one would ever know. A place well-beyond that which you think you 
understand. A place deep within the sector that is known as the zone. On 
this trip, we will be accompanied by the Burning Man. This 40 foot tall 
wooden icon will travel with us to that unknown location in the deserl and 
there, will meet with destiny surrounded by throngs of Cacophonists and 
Burning Man enthusiasts. This excursion is an opportunity to leave your 
old self and be be reborn through the cleansing fires of the trackless, pure 
desert. Bring with you something of strong symbolic value. 

When: Labor day weekend, September 1-3. 

Where: Somewhere in Nevada. 

RSVP: 415/665-0351 
We will be camping in the high desert for 3-4 days. It's a 7 hour drive from 
SF to the Zone. You must RSVP by phone with your name, address, and 
phone number. You will receive explicit info on what you will need to bring: 
food, water, camping and cooking supplies. Ride sharing will be available 
and is encouraged. We also need additional trucks to carry supplies and 
materials for the caravan. 

Objet Trouve - HAUTE TRASH FASHION SHOW 

When: Friday & Saturday, September 14 & 15 

Where: Nevada Theater, Nevada City, CA 
Another long distance event in September? YES! This event has been 
going on for 7 years up in Nevada City and is a fashion show in which all 
the modeled clothing has been constructed from materials scavenged 
from the local dumpsites, and designed and assembled by people with 
names such as: Prima Debris, Disposabelle, House of Original Sin, Rayona 
Visqueen, Polly Ethylena, Recyclarella and Venus de Mylar. This may be 
the last year this show is held so we think it is important to make this 
important cultural journey. If you intend to go, it is important to purchase 
your tickets in advance, because tickets always sell out in advance. You 
can can purchase your tickets from Synergy II Bookstore, 31 5D Spring 
Street. Nevada City, CA 95959, phone 916/265-3813. Tickets are $8 per 
one night or $15 for a 2-night pass. 

CACOPHONY SINGLES CLUB 

Sponsored by Isadora Landers 
Lonely? Looking for that special someone? Tired of calling the dial-a-date 
lines? We are going to place a relationship ad in one of the local papers 
which reads something like this: 'Are you looking for an adventurous man 
who practices law during the day and explores abandoned industrial 
buildings at night? Are you looking for a vivacious woman with multiple 
personalities and a wardrobe to match? The Cacophony Society has the 
greatest concentration of creative eccentrics you'll ever find. Now you 
don't have to pretend to be normal! ' In September, we will bring 
everyone togetfier (at a very unlikely location), for a Cacophony Singles 
Night. The Marina Safeway was never like this. 

Deadline for September events is Saturday, Aug 25th. 

Quote of the month: When asked about her relationship preferences, 
Elaine Affronti, (an early Cacophonist), replied 'You can find an ordinary 
man in any bar, but good crazies are really hard to find." 




Future Events in the Planning 

Under The Waterfront - an Obscure Tours canoe trip under the piers of 

San Francisco. 

Birthdav Party - Sept. The Cacophony Society is 4 years old. 

Caveman Camp Out - Release those primal urges as you spend the 

weekend in a secluded mountain retreat dressed as a member of the 

Cave Bear Clan. 

Night of the Exquisite Corpse - Surrealistic theater written by the 

audience. 

Magic Mush room Festival - When: October 5-7. Where: Wales/England. 

What? We are told that it's fresh, organic, & legal. Just say know. 

Return of the African Queen - A Sacramento river odyssey. 

Halloween Madness - Halloween pranks by the Mister Bubble Conspiracy. 

MBC is looking for a Castro Street conspiritor. 

Vampires of Los Banos - An 8mm film production. 

The Grinch Whom - Interactive video with Doctor Seuss. 

You can do an event, just call Cacophony . 

Rabid Reviews: 

<«>» BUG- The organization and routine ol a large, impersonal 
corporation is wrenched apart when a computer glich is uncovered by a 
nerd working on the assembly line. A great theatncal performance by the 
Z Collective. Playing thru Aug 13 on the 17th floor of the PG&E building. 
415/863-4793. $8 «<>» DARK CIRCUS- After entering the theater you 
pass thru a midway which assails your senses until you become enmeshed 
in this reality of Kafka freaks. Don't miss it. Eureka Theater thru Aug 18th. 
415/558-9898. $9 <«>» Calling DICK TRACY- Will Warren's Dick go 
down in history? Will it be bigger than 'Batman'? Do we care? 

Cacophony Comments: 

<«>» Blow-up sheep are available from City Entertainment, 960 Folsom 
St, SF. <«>» Jesus Christ, what next? Survival Research Labatories 
needs 3,000 copies of the Holy Bible. We know that these machines are 
on a mission from Hell, but the burning question is. ..'Can they be saved?' 
John 5:47, Corinthians 3:15 <«>» Our favorite supermarket tabloid has 
revealed that WD-40 cures arthritis... And you thought that it was just a 
nasal spray! <«>» More tales from the Zone. Having a street sign on 
the wall of your room was once a symbol of the rite of passage thru 
adoselence, but now with the popularity of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 
there appears to be a new fad catching on with the kids. In the last month, 
185 manhole covers have disappeared from the streets of Los Angeles... 
and they look great under that islintendo game. <«>» Glasnost is legal 
but skate boarding is still a crime in some parts of Europe, even so, there 
are some radical dudes over there. With a 36 cent stamp, you can send a 
postcard to a group of communist-punk-techno-artists/musicians; 

Mihal(152) 

Kovarovicova 1 

14600 Praha 4 

(Prague, Czechoslovakia) 

Brief notes from last month's events. 

<«>» The Psychotic Road Rally was led by a giant dog head. <«>» 
Eighty-live elegant explorers made it thru the sewers in the Oakland 
underground. To get your copy of the newspaper article, send a S.A.S.E. 
and a dollar to Rough Draft. <«>» Fantasia South - After the arrival of 
Bacchus, no one seems to remember anything until waking up the next day. 

We are everywhere! Do you know of any strange events^ unusual 
restaurants, weird bars, lunatic cults, or secret passageways into 
underground tombs? Call the Cacophony Society at 415/665-0351. 



What will the VICIOUS RUMORS CLUB think of next? Find out what's brewing, Monday, 
Aug 27th, 8:00 pm at the San Francisco Brewing Company, 155 Columbus near Paciiic. 
I'll t>e the one with the snake. 






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Macworld Expo: 

a) The hardest thing to find at the Expo was: 
I) a place to sit down and rest your feet 
k) your badge 
c) Rosebud Tectinotogy booth. 



Answer C Rosebud seemed to be everyvAien at the Expo, with t- 
shirts, press releases, and a booth that was very hard to find, even 
though signs and Oyer^ directed interested parties to it. Thecotnpany 
announced a series of provocative products ihai sparked the interest 
of several reporters and editors. The maior difficulty was that Rose- 
bud was a hoax — 'rt»ebud' was the word thai fueled (he investiga- 
tion in the movie dozen Kane. This joke was a celebration of April 
Fool s Day (Expo observance ahways falls on (he first day of the show) 
by some old Mac hands. ^^ p^^^^ q^^^ ^^^ 



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AS THOUGH things arent hairy enough 
out there these days and nights, a very large 
python is now running loose In Golden Gate 
Park. Running? Make that slithering. Maybe 
you've seen the signs posted in various locale* 
out there; "Lost: 15-foot pythoiL Do not attempt 
to catch alone. .. 



ROUGH 
DRAFT 



ISSUE ^48 
SEPTEMBER 1990 



The Official Organ of the 
SF Cacophony Society 



The Cacophony Society is a 
randomly gathered network of 
free spirits united in the 
pursuit of experiences beyond 
the pale of 
mainstream society. 
We are the Merry Pranksters 
of the 90's, traveling through 
the social landscape, 
dispensing a variety of mind 
challenging activities to 
everyone. 
You may 

already be 
a member! 





Bad Day At Black Rock (Zone Trip #4) 

When: Labor day weekend, September 1-3. 

Where: Black Rock Desert, Nevada. 

RSVP: 415/665-0351 
An established Cacophony tradition, the Zone Trip is an extended event 
that takes us outskje ot our local area of time and place. On this particular 
expedition, we shall travel to a vast, desolate, white expanse stretching 
onward to the horizon in all directions... A place where you could gain 
nothing or lose everything and no one would ever know. A place well- 
beyond that which you think you understand. We will be accompanied by 
the Burning Man, a 40 foot tall wooden icon which will travel with us into 
the Zone and there meet with destiny. This excursion is an opportunity to 
leave your old self and be be reborn through the cleansing fires of the 
trackless, pure desert. 
Activities include: 

oThe en-route ceremony of the caravan crossing into the Zone boundary. 
Bring with you something of strong symbolic value. 
oQampsite erection in the tradition of modern dadastic nomadic Gypsies. 
oThe construction of a brick oven for the baking of bread. 
oA group ritual requiring your participation to raise and immolate the 
Burning Man. 

"Night-time viewing of relevant desert videos on a big saeen. 
oSemi-formal evening cocktail party with music. Bring your favorite CDs. 
fVisit to a natural local hot springs. 
"Other activities as we make them up. 

This event is co-hosted by the Cacophony Society, Burning Man 
Committee, and the Black Rock Desert Rangers. 
Special thanks to Dogedoo Productions. 



Objet Trouve-Haute Trash Fashion Show 
When: Friday & Saturday, September 14 & 15 
Where: Nevada Theater, Nevada City, CA 
Another long distance event in September? YES! 
This event has been going on for 7 years up in Nevada City and is a 
fashion show in which all the modeled clothing has been constructed from 
materials scavenged from the local dumpsites, and designed and 
assembled by people with names such as: Prima Debris, Disposabelle, 
House of Original Sin, Rayona Visqueen. Polly Ethyiena, Recyclarella and 
Venus de Mylar. This may be the last year this show is held so we think it is 
important to make this important cultural journey. If you intend to go, it is 
important to get your tickets in advance, because they always sell out. 
You can can purchase your tickets from Synergy II Bookstore, 31 5D 
Spring Street. Nevada City, CA 95959. phone 916/265-3813. 
Tickets are $8 per one night or $15 for a 2-night pass. 



Cacophony-like Minds 

When: Monday, September 17th, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Sacred Grounds Coffeeshop, 2095 Hayes at Cole, SF. 
Everyone is wekxjme at the monthly "meeting" of the Cacophony Society, 
when we sit around remembering past events and thinking of new hare- 
brained schemes for the future. 



The Mutant's Beach Party 

When: Sufxlay, September 23rd. 2pm till ...? 

Where: Baker Beach. SF 
A costumed beach parly will be held in celebration of the Fall Equinox. At 
this clothing-optional beach, yoo may show as much or as little skin, scales, 
fur, leathers, or other cutk:le as you wish. There will be a contest with 
prizes for the Most Beautiful. Ugliest, Silliest, and the Most Authentic 
Mutant. Please bring picnic food and drink. This event is sponsored by 
our favorite group of pagans, the Compost Coven. 
For carpool info call 415/751-9466. 
Come in costume, anyone who k)oks normal will be cast into the Padficl 




Surrealist's Wanriabe Home Video Collage Festival 

When: Thursday, September 27th, 8 pm 

Where: 243 Lincoln Way #1 , SF 

Info: 415/564-8689 
Legend has it that Salvador Dali and Andre' Brenton, at the heighth of the 
surrealist movement in Paris in the 20's. used to have a special way of 
watching movies. They wouW hop from theater to theater, walking in on 
each film at a random time. They would stay only until they started to 
figure out what was going on in the plot. ..and then they'd leave 
immediately. Their visual experience was thus entirely abstract. That's the 
idea of this video festival. Amied only with the necessities of modem life, a 
TV and VCR with remote controls, todays couch potato virtuosos are 
encouraged to mine the late-nite pallette of visual jetsom and flotsom for 
the distilled gems of collective unconscious. The technique for harvesting 
these cultural icons is simple: just put your VCR in "record" and "pause* 
then flip the channels until you see something interesting. Then hit "pause" 
at the beginning and end of the sections you want. If you hit "stop", rewind 
just a little and hit "record" and "pause" again... this way should get 
invisible edits and weave a rich tapestry out of a few nites of insomnia. 
Remember, we are not tooking for the first layer of meaning: keep your 
clips fairly short and nonsensical. We will probably have a time limit, 15 
minutes, depending on the number of entrants to the vkieo festival. 



Deadline for October Events Is Saturday, September 22nd. 



Quote of the month: 

"Weteome to chaos, cacophony, and dark saturnalia Leave your mind and come to your senses." 

Future Events in the Planning 

Cacophony Birthday - A repeat of the very 1st event heW four years ago. 

Under The Waterfront - an Obscure Tours canoe trip under the piers of San Francisco. 

Caveman Camo Out - Release those primal urges and spend the weekend in a secluded 

mountain retreat dressed as a member of the Cave Bear Clan. Learn new language skills! 

Thrill to the mastodon hunt! Dance to the primitive drum beat. Stuff yourself at the beast feast! 

Ni ght of the Exquisite Corpse - surrealists theater written by the audience. 

Return of the African Queen - a Sacramento river odyssey. 

Halloween Madness - Haltoween pranks by the Mister Bubble Conspiracy. MBC is kxjking for 

Castro Street reskient for help. 

Vampires of Los Banos - am 8mm film productkxi. 

The Grinch Whom - inieraciive vkieo with Doctor Seuss. 

Cacophony Garaoe Sale - Remember those weird props and costumes that you used in that 

event last year? Well, now is your chance to donate them for this most unusual garage sale. 

Give us a call to aaange for pfok-up. No ordinary Hems will be accepted. 





Cacophony Comments: Survival Research Labs is about to open the gates of hell for a SF show in October. Forget about 
the bibles, watch out for the ultimate in MACHINE SEX I Also there will be a SRL fund raising party this month. The £2£ili£ 
Film Archive in Berkeley will present a series of sun'ealistic films this month. Call 415/642-1 124 for details. B^rtpig j. K?n QrQ??- 
dressing? A tot of kiddies were suprised at a Toys-R-Us store in Tampa, FL last month. It stopped happening after they fired 
the night stockboy. Oh well. 

Notes of recent events: 

We saw some great underground films at the No Nothing Cinema whk:h is so far underground we don't know when the next 
show will be. The Tuppenware Bar-B-Que was a feast of 50's food. musk:, and dress. ImprOV Reality 'eft a lasting impression 
on scores of tourists at Fishermans Warf. 




You can call the San Francisco Cacophony Society at 415/665-0351. 

Tales From The Zone? Here is a sample of fijture events from the Los Angeles Cacophony Society: 

Jame^ Dean Road Rally • September 30. 5:59 pm. at Cholame. CA. Bring your cultural kxxis. 

Free Harrv Houdini - Rumor has it that his spirit is still lingering around, waiting to be re-united with his dear mother. Although 

the original mansfon has fong ago decayed into ruins, the wooded grounds of the estate is still a bizarre maze of pathways, 

stone arches, and brickwalls. On a recent foray, we uncovered some newspaper clippings from 1923 relating to Houdini. One 

night during the month of October, we will use these items to hold a midnite seance somewhere on the grounds. 

Poetry In Motion - A series of poetry readings in some very unlikely and unusual locations. 

Cracih Dining: A Guide For The Undercover Gourmet - Have you ever wondered what it's like to eat in the employees 

cafeteria of Universal Studfos? WouW you like to sample the food at the Police Training Academy? Ever wonder what the 

reporters talk about when having coffee at the LA Times? There are a large number of private restaurants in and around the 

Los Angeles area. In this on-going series we will provide informatfon on how you can experience the cuisine behind those 

doors mari^ed "Employees Only". We'll let you know what to expect on the menu including prtoe and quality. And our 

complete dining guide includes details like: dress code, how to get past the security guard, where the back doors are. using 

the freight elevator, and what to say if you get stopped. ForbWden fruit is the sweetest kind. 

Hidden Tunnels Under The University of Los Anaeles? - Sounds like a great place for for a lomial walking tour. More into 

after our exploration team returns. 

To get the next issue of Tales From The Zone, send $1 to: 

LA Cacophony Society 

P.O. Box 7667 

Van Nuys,CA 91409 
(or send $10 for a subscriptfon of 12 issues) 

Puzzle your postal carrier with mail art. Subscribe to Rough Draft. Each issue comes to you in 
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issue #49 
OCTOBER, 1990 

The Official Organ of the 
San Francisco Cacophony Society 



The Cacophony Society is a 

randomly gathered 

network of free spirits 

united in the pursuit of 

experiences beyond the 

pale of mainstream 

society. We arc the Merry 

Praniisters of the 90's, 

traveling through the 

social landscape, 

dispensing a variety of 

mind-challanging 

activities to everyone. 

You may already be 

a memberl 



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Survival Research Labs Party 

A fundraiser for the mactiines featuring live music, videos and 
memorabilia. Support your local, but crazed robot. 

When: Friday, Oct 5th, 8:00 to 12:00 pm. 

Where: The Women's Building, 3454 - 18th St, SF. 



Cyberthon Meets the Cacophony Underground 
(or Exploring the Six-Finger Data Glove) 

It's an adventure in reality hacking as we take a group of Cyberthon 
computer conference attendees beyond the VDT maze and into the 
urban environment for an underground performance of music and 
mayhem. 

When: Sunday, Oct 7th, 3.:00 am. (Exactly one year after the first 
Atomic Cafe.) 

Where: an undisclosed location SOMA, SF. 

Wear: your best retro-cyberpunk. 

(Under)cover-charge: $5 

RSVP: 415/665-0351 

Sponsored by: Jack Armstrong & Zymbot. 



Martian Chronicles Video Potluck Party 

For f^artians only! 
When: Saturday, Oct 13th, 8:30 pm. 
Where: 1 409 Shrader #2. 
Info: 415/681-4624 Barsoomian Grok. 



Earthquake Anniversary Party 

Ripley's Museum has Buck Helm's Chevy Sprint but Cacophony has a 
crushed Olds Cutlass Supreme and it's still on the streets! The 504 
Special will roll across the Bay Bridge at the commemorative moment 
and, if it reaches San Francisco, it will join the celebration on the 
Embarcadero Freeway. 

When: Wednesday, Oct 17th, 5:04 pm. 

Where: Washington Street on-ramp, SF. 




The Rap Choir 

Read along in chorus as we organize the first rap choir. Tonighrs initial 
practice recital will include the first British aristocratic surrealist rap 
record (recorded in 1949, first performed in 1921) by Dame Edith 
Sitwell. Optionally, bring a favorite poem, text, or rap track of your 
own, along with a dozen Xerox copies of the words, and (if applicable) a 
cassette to keep us on the beat. 

When: Saturday, Oct 20th, 8:00 pm. 

Info & location: 415/221-0584 



Cacophony Mbcer 

Everyone is welcome at the monthly "meeting" of the Cacophony 
Society, when we get together for conversation, food, photos, and 
drink, irs a good chance to meet and stir-up new ideas for events. 

When: Tuesday, Oct 23rd, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Sacred Grounds Coffeeshop, 2095 Hayes at Cole, SF. 



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"Night Of The Exquisite Corpse" 

An evening of surrealistic theater. The script for this three-act play 
is written by the audience on the night of the performance. Ten 
typewriters will be setup and each contributor will allowed to see only 
the last couple of lines from the previous writer. This will be the 4th 
annual performance of this event. Tonight's cast will include Michael 
Charnes, Lex Lonehood, and Barry Weir. (Note: A presidential press 
conference is also scheduled before the performance.) 

When: Saturday, Oct 27th. Scripwriling begins at 7:30 pm. 
Performance begins at 9:00 pm. 
Where: Victoria Theater, 2961 -16th St near Mission, SF. 
Maximum seating: 480 

Tickets: $5 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased for $4 
at Camera Obscura (located behind the Cliff House). 



Castro Street Dada Treat 

Mister Bubble strikes again with a repeat of last year's trick. Join the 
fun as we unroll 600 feet of bubble-wrap packaging material down tfie 
center of the street and watch the frenzied reaction of the costumed 

crowd. 
When: Wednesday, Oct 31st, between 9.-00 and 10:00 pm. 
Where: Castro Street near 16th, SF. 

The Great San Frarv^isco Exordsm 

A Texas evangelist is bnnging his "prayer army" to San Francisco on 
Halloween night to confront the "costumed brigades of satanism, 
paganism and promiscuity" bedeviling our fair city. Which side will you 
fight on? Cacophony will be there, perhaps to join the crusade (bring 
your own sword), to offer ourselves up as sinners seeking redemption, 
or perhaps merely to referee the festivities. Whatever the outcome, 
we will be hedging our bets by handing out copies of The Speaking in 
Tongues Guidebook and the Charies Manson Halloween mask. 

When: Wednesday, Oct 31st. 

Where: Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove, SF. 
Planning and strategy will be done at the monthly meeting (see 
Cacophony fvlixer) on Tuesday, Oct 23rd. 



Vampires of Los Bancs 

You'll need a score-card to tell the victims fron^ the vampires as we 
descend upon the graveyard of this rustic town for an 8mm film 
production. We're looking for actors/actresses and amature film 
buffs who are not too serious but enjoy having fun. Bring your old movie 
cameras, fangs, and crosses. Next month, after the film is developed 
and edited, we'll get together for a film debut. 

When: Saturday, November 3rd. 

Where: Los Banos, CA. 
RSVP: 415/665-0351 
Overnight accommodations will be arranged. Transportation and 
lodging costs will be divided among cast and crew. 





All events are free unless othenwise noted. Deadline for November 
Events is Friday, October 26th. 

Future Events In the Planning 

Autumnal Amberfest - A hedonistic dance party in Marin sponsored by 

the toga-toting members of the Bacchanal Cabal. Friday, November 

9th. 

Caveman Camp Out - Release those primal urges and spend the 

weekend in a secluded mountain retreat dressed as a member of the 

Cave Bear Clan. Activities include: learning new language skills, cave 

painting, a mastodon hunt, ritual dancing and a feast. 

Cacophony Singles Club - Meet really eccentric individuals. 

Bodv Brigade is looking for donations of old clothing. 

Return of the African Queen - a Sacramento river odyssey. 

The Grinch Whom - interactive video with Doctor Seuss. 

Emperor Norton Memorial Party - an annual event in Colma. 

Cacophonv Garage Sale - Remember those weird props and costumes 

that you used in that event last year? Well, now is your chance to 

donate them for this most usual garage sale. Give us a call to arrange 

for pick-up. No ordinary items will be accepted. 

You can do an event! Got an idea? Send it to Rough Draft or show up 

at the monthly meeting. 




— Notes of recent events — 

Bad Day At Black Rock - Over 100 bone-dry individuals sweltered and cavorted in the barren expanse of the Black Rock Desert 
over the Labor Day holiday. The high point of the weekend was the conflagration of the esteemed Burning Man (40 feet tall before 
the blaze), as fiery enthusiasts celebrated in tuxedos and evening gowns. We also indulged in a heavenly hot springs with a geyser 
that looked like a prop scene from a prehistoric movie. 

Haute Trash Fashion Show - A journey to Nevada City convinced us that Cacophony exists even in the Serria Foothills. On the 
Saturday night show, 52 different outfits assembled from discarded and scavenged materials were paraded on stage and runway 
with great style and fiair. How about a floor-length evening gown assembled from a body bag? An illuminated party dress made 
from chest and pelvic x-rays? A Weed-eater dress with Astro-turt accessories? An evening wrap and hat constructed from cat 
food can lids and a cat bowl? All these fashions and more were modeled with commentary by a lively MC in a tux. We were inspired 
enough to consider trying to put on a local trash fashion show. Details hopefully forthcoming... 

Cacophony Comments is looking for items of interest. Let us know if you find something that's beyond the normal. This month's 
discoveries include: Califomians for Earthquake Prevention is still in business at 415/995-2977 <o> Information about the 
coming coming apocalypse can be heard by calling the Society for Secular Armageddonism at 415/673-DOOM <o> In the not so 
distant future, Ecotopia meets Blade Runner when the homeless take up residence in the towers and cables of the Bay Bridge. It all 
happens in "Skinners Room" a new story by science fiction writer William Gibson. The movie version is on the sketchboards, but 
some people have already see it. <o> "The Nose 37.2 Mile Drive", is a map of San Francisco which discloses some our favorite 
haunts around town, such as Camera Obscura, People's Temple, Pet Cemetery, and Clown Alley. Ahhh, but they haven't discovered 
the location of the Atomic Cafe yet! (The map is available at local magazine stands & bookstores.) <o> The Nose is also where we 
heard the rumor about killer rats in the Chinatown sewers. Seems to be some kind of mutation cased by high levels of MSG in their 
food supply. «» Strange Food? In the South Pacific tfiere is a small indigenous variety of cherry tomato which has been enjoyed 
for decades by the Fuji islanders as a dessert. It is still known today as the "Cannibal tomato". «» More Strange Food? Watch 
your local video store for the release of a new movie. It's a story about an anthropologist who discovers a primitive tribe in southern 
California. (East of Covina?) Ask for the title "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death". Please pass the chips. <o> 
Zebra Bar-B-Cue? Iraqi soldiers have eaten most of the animals in the Kuwait City Zoo which was once stocked with over 700 
varieties of mammals, birds, and reptiles. <o> Ctoser to home, strange occurrences are still happening at the Toys-R-Us store in 
Sunnyvale. Displays turned upside down, stacks of boxes knocked over, mysterious markings in arid around the buikJing. Historical 
research indicates that the store is built on what was once a ranch in the 1800's. It seems that a dim-witted cowboy named Johnny 
Johnson died on the ranch under unusual circumstances. Might be a good place to do your last-minute Haltoween shopping. 
<o> And a final note of historical record: Hany Houdini died on Oct 31st, 1926. 

You can contact the Cacophony Society at 41 5/665-0351 . 

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Autumnal Amberfest! 

The crisp snap of Autumn is in the air! Holiday bobbing for apples! 
The birthday bash of Bacchus! Come! Gather and party down at the 
Post-Halloween, pre-Holly-daze informal soiree and birthday bash for 
the Bacchanal Cabal, an incarnation of hedonists, epicures, knaves, 
varlefs, scoundrels and scallywags. Activities will include: beer tasting, 
a potluck feast, a birthday cake, rock music and dancing, and the ritual 
Call to Bacchus. We'll meet in SF at GG park and then caravan in cars 
to a secluded temple location in fvlarin. Departure will be at 8:00 pm. 
Our partygrounds will include sheltered subterranean vaults and 
camping accommodations. Bring a six of your favorite beer or a jug of 
cider, food to share (electricity and a stove will be available), eating 
utensils, a tankard or goblet, sleeping bag, flashlight or candles and 
your "Animal House" toga and wreath (or other costume). 

When: Friday, November 9th, 7:30 pm. 

Meet: Lincoln Way at 7th Ave, 

(Golden Gate Park near the baseball diamond). 

Cost: $ 5 

RSVP: 415/241-9402, The Bacchanal Cabal. 

Cacophony & Company 

Everyone is welcome at the monthly "meeting" of the Cacophony 
Society, when we get together for conversation, food, photos, and 
drink. Got any wild ideas? 

When: Monday, November 1 9th, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Sacred Grounds Cotfeeshop, 
2095 Hayes at Cole, SF. 

Post-Turkey Day Potluck 

It's your vacation and you're not doing anything. 

It's your vacation and you've got to do something. 

Half the turkey and all the cranberry is still in the fridge. 

Your card/yahtzee/twister partners are out of town. 

Don't let these problems get you down. 

Bring yourself, your leftovers and your ideas for fun to my house. 

When: Friday, November 23rd, 3 pm. 

Where: Call for SF location. 

RSVP: 415/771-3354, Krista. 



Media-Bytes 

KG0-TV7 will compress 1 hour of Cacophony videotape into 2 minutes 
during it's "Eccentric Avenues" series on the 11 o'clock news right 
after "Twin Peaks". Just remember, the media is in our message. 

When: Saturday, November 24th, 1 1 pm. 

Where: TV channel 7. 

Toaster Cementing Fiesta 

Join us in creating a mystenous manifestation of minor appliances' All 
this month, stop by your favorite thrift shop and buy a few toasters. 
When we meet, we'll permanently affix each toaster in an unobtrusive 
yet unexpected public place of maximum surrealism, perhaps creating 
the course of a future "Toaster Tour". Bring epoxy adhesive. Each 
toaster will require approximately half a package of epoxy. A quick 
drying, 5-minute epoxy is recommended for vertical surfaces. 

When: Saturday, November 24th, midnight. 

Meet: Lincoln Way at 7th Ave, 

(Golden Gate Park near the baseball diamond). 

Info: 415/285-7442 



Bacx:hanal Cabal Meeting! 

Come pierce the shroud of secrecy that surrounds The Inner Sanctum 
of the World High Temple of Bacchus, B. C. - the headquarters of the 
Bacchanal Cabal here in San Francisco' Join the B. C. Elders as we 
discuss plans for upcoming events and adventures' Your ideas and 
insanity are welcome! We're looking tor a few good pagans to help raise 
hell for Bacchus! Bring money and a thirst for great Bniish beer! 
Well be in the back of the pub. See you there' 

When: Sunday, November 25th, 7:30 pm. 

Where: The Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary St. near Larkm. SF. 

Info: 415/421-9402 



All events are free unless otherwise noted. 
Events is Friday, November 23rd. 



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— Future Events 

Bart Lounge - In the established tradition of The Midnight Laundry, 

Cacophony takes to the rails. 

Body Brigade is looking lor donations of old clothing in preparation for 

a night of bizarre scenes in unusual locations around town. 

Zone Trip #5 - A weekend excursion into the City of Angels. 

The Grinch Whom - a Christmas party of Interactive Video, Who Brew 

and Beast Feast. 

You can do an event! Send it to Rough Draft or show up at the 

monthly meeting. 

— Notes of recent events — 

Cvberthon met Cacophony with a water crossing in the darkness. 
There, on the other side, under the freeway, was a grand piano concert 
amid the steel and concrete. Special thanks to Kathy & fvlauro, Colossal 
Studios, Timothy Leary, The Point Foundation, and police officer Andy 
Garcia. 

Earthquake Anniversary Party - After a one-year delay, the 504 
special finally completed the trip from Oakland to San Francisco. (This 
was probably be the last private vehicle to drive on the Embarcadero 
Freeway, but If you are able to make a subsequent run, please send us a 
photo.) 

'Night Of The Exquisite Corpse" was held this year at the beautiful, 
old Victoria Theater where approximately 230 people enjoyed the 4th 
annual performance of this event. Each year, the scripts and actors 
seem to gel better and better. Thanks to Phil Bewley (Dan Ouayle), 
Diana Brown (Faith Hope), Michael Charnes (Balladeer), Bob Gridley 
(Mr. President), Lex Lonehood (Lucifer) and Barry Weir (Mr. 
Sandman). The ticket receipts almost covered the theater rental & 
production costs. Perhaps next year we'll break even. T-Shirls are 
still available. Please call 415/665-0351 if you'd like to purchase one 
of these collector's items! 



Seeds of the Rower Children and other Psychoactive Time Capsules: 

Toad Licking? After watching a television documentary on the 
hallucinogenic effect of the Cane Toad's body secretions, several 
people decided to experiment for/on themselves. After about an hour 
of hallucinations, most ended up at the local hospital. One man, after a 
particularly bad trip, decided to end it all with a jump from the 6th 
floor window. The Drug Enforcement Agency is now calling for a ban on 
Toad possession. <«>» You can help stop toad licking and frog 
vivisection by supporting the Amphibian Rights Movement. Call 
1-800/922-FROG «o» Want to taste something really baad? Mix 2 
grams of denatonium benzoate with 1/2 gram of saccharin. Even if 
diluted in water at one part per 100 million, this bitter compound will 
turn the strongest stomach. You can order direct from Alomergic 
Chemetals in Plainview, NY. «o» Is this stuff new & improved, or is it 
the same old classic shit? The November 5th Newsweek includes an 
article which exposes the growing problem of counterteit prescription 
drugs. The appearance and packaging looks like the real thing, but the 
chemical contents could be anything. Even your doctor can't be sure. 
Just say no. «o» The message on one of the new anti-smoking 
billboards reads "Cigarettes are legalized dope." Humm? The same 
message was put up by the Billboard Liberation Front in 1977. «o» 
The Magic Bus has finally arrived: Wavy Gravy is running for public 
office in Berkeley. Ken Kesy is speaking at the Pacific University in 
Stockton. Jerry Rubin is selling health food everywhere. And... the 
Haight-Ashbury ORACLE (the original psychedelic newspaper), will 
host a re-publication party at the SF Arts Center on November 17th, 
415/935-6492. «o» Reality is becoming even more elusive: Cyberia 
is an artificial world created in your mind with the help of a computer 
suit attached to your body. (Ongoing development at VPL Research.) 
Cyberspace Playhouse is a place where people go to sustain illusions 
using electronic and mechanical systems. (Construction by Autodesk 
Software.) «o» Nostalgia music fix: RABBIT CHOIR is an upcoming 
band which plays revised tunes from the 60's and 70's. Try to score 
some tickets the next time they're in town. <«>» It seems that the era 
of love and peace is returning faster than you can say 
methylenedioxymethamphetamine. 



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The Great San Francisco Exorcism was a very lively televangical 
crusade. We borrowed some bibles from SRL and dressed straight in 
order to get inside. The band was great as the concert opened with 
some lively rap music. Later the rock & roll hymns had us dancing in the 
isles, but things slowed down considerably when the sermon began. We 
did get some strange looks after we put on our red clown noses. We 
haven't had so much religious fun since we ate dinner with the Moonies. 
But perhaps on a darker note, we thought we'd publish a few lines from 
the Larry Lea hymnal: 

You are a chosen gerwration, a royal priesthood 

Enter by the blood of the lamb 

VJe are marching in Messiah's band 

There is victory in His mighty hand 

We are marching into battle 

With a two-edged sword 

We are possessing 

We are taking back what is ours 

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IT W.AS like a scene out of "Twilight 
Zouc": At .=>:04 p.m. on Oct. 17, a beaten and 
battered Olds Cutlass with license plates "5 M 
PM" was to be seen rolling along the quake- 
ilosed Embarcadero Freeway, to the amaze- 
ment of w itnesses in neighboring hlghrises. It 
turned out to be another stunt by the mys- 
terious Cacophony Society, a group of merry 
pranksters whn managed Ui move the heavy 
barriers just enough to get the car onto tlie 
closed freeway. They got off juuust ahead of 
the cops. * • ♦ 



Cacophony Comments is looking for items of interest. Let us know if 
you find something that's beyond the normal. This month's discoveries 
include: «o» The best supermarket tabloid around is the WEEKLY 
WORLD NEWS. Fish people living under the ocean. Wounded civil war 
soldier found alive in Georgia. Great photos too! <«>» KOOKS is a 
magazine about the lunatic fringe. Stories and history about weirdos, 
lunatics, screwballs, and fruitcakes, past and present. These are the 
people who know the hidden truths: JFK is alive and well, alien beings 
are working at MacDonalds, the real story of anti-gravity and how to 
protect yourself from N-rays with these little foil hats. $15 for 4 
issues, P.O. Box 953, Allston, MA 02134 <«>» For the inside story 
on N-rays and Master-Control Programming, send $l to Nenslo, Box 
766, Cambridge MA, 02142 «<»>"How I found Goddess and what I 
did to her when I found her." is described in PRINCIPA DISCORDIA, 
the bible of chaotic discordianism published by Loompanics, P.O. Box 
1197. Port Townsend, WA 98368 «<>» If Clark Kent marries Lois 
Lane, will their chromosome numbers match? And what about the DNA 
bonding irregularity at the 23rd angstrom? <«»> Applied 
Biosystems of Foster City makes a desktop size machine which 
produces short strings of DNA. The machine costs less than most new 
cars. «o» Captain Midnight wants to know what ever happened to 
Max Headroom, the video hacker of channel 23? «o» Are you looking 
for some esoteric fun on Saturday night? Put on your western clothes 
and join the cosmic cowboys at the Club 23 in Brisbane. 



Rough Draft needs envelopes. The reason for the pictures on the subscriber envelopes is to 
cover up the return address on the recycled business envelopes that we use. Our supply is 
now exhausted and we need your help to find more. Check your tocal recycling center or grab 
a box from where you work. Let us know and we'll make arrangements to pick them up. 

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ISSUE #51 
December 1990 



DRAFT 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE 

SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 



The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered 
network of free spirits united in the pursuit of 
experiences tjeyond the pale of mainstream 
society. We are that fringe element which is 
always near the edge of reason. Our 
members include a wide variety of 
nonpolitical, impartial and nonpartisan 
individualists all marching to the bea[ 
of a different din. We t>elieve that 
Greenpeace should have a nuclear strike 
capability and that the National Immigration 
Service relocate aliens on the endangered 
species list. Our advocates of deep ecology 
always practice clear-cut logging in 
Disneyland. Our idea of public transport 
is driving down neural freeways, oblivious 
to the signs, weaving in and out of the 
astral lane while supported only by the 
carmonic convergence. Our ranks include 
starving artists living on a diet of sacred 
cows and under-employed musicians 
listening to their own subliminal 
messages. We are the new urban 
adventurers engaged in the 
exploratiori of 'nner and outer 
spaces. '^^ 

You may already be a member! 




Face The High Tide 

A rare conjunction of heavenly bodies is going to produce an extremely 
high tide and bring the Pacific surt crashing into the remains of the old 
Sutro Baths. On this occasion, we shall descend the stairway as far as we 
dare. Dress warmly, raincoats for the brave and life-jackets for those 
afflicted by the full moon. 

When: Sunday morning, December 2nd, 10:15 am. 

Meet in front of Louis' Restaurant, 902 Point Lobos Ave, SF. 

Gothic Noveaux Wintefs Bail 

The notes of airy waltzes, steamy sambas, and pounding trash rock filter 
across the waters of a dark lake to call those who would and will to dance. 
Don your (warmest) finery, bring a snack to share, and a chair to the 
rotunda at the Place of Fine Arts. Some dances will be taught so that all 
may engage in dancing regardless of the number of left feet. The music's 
taped, the dress creative and the mood festive. 

When: Friday, December 7th, 9 pm to 12 m. 

Where: Under the rdtunda behind the Place of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon. 

Info: 415/661-6331, Yahoan Doorstop. 



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Tonight we will delve into a neither world of shaded grey where all is 
silence and death walks behind you! You will need: (1) All black or dark 
clothes with a comfortable fit. (2) Good shoes or boots that you don't 
mind getting dirty. (3) Flashlight. (4) Valid ID. 

Your evening host: Sabastion Melmoth 

When: Saturday, December 8th, 7:30 pm. 

Event fee: $3 to cover costs. 

Meet at 7th Ave and Lincoln Way (at the baseball diamond) SF. 
We will carpool to the event. If you have a car, bring it gased and ready to 
go- 
Follow The White Rabbit 

Attention all Mad Hatters! Bring your cups and saucers and get ready 
for a rollicking good tea party at one of our favorite scenic locations. Tea 
and crumpets will be provided and with any luck, a soft jazz combo. You 
will need to furnish your own seating and serviceware, as long as it's 
extremely portable. Just remember: Don't be late for this- very 
important date! 

When: Friday, December 14th, 12 midnight. 

Meet at the Vallencourt Fountain. From there we will walk to the 
location. 



The Grincti Wtxjm 

A Christmas party of Interactive Video, Who Brew and Beast Feast in the 
tradition of The Rocky Horror Show. You can cheer or boo the characters 
in the "Gnnch Who Stole Christmas". Dress as your favorite Grinch or 
other Seuss character. 

When: Saturday evening, December 15th. 

RSVP: 415/759-7673 

Casual Cacophony 

Everyone is welcome at the monthly "meeting" of the Cacophony Society, 
when we hang out together and talk about the schedule of events, past 
and present. Bring your own agenda and we'll try to fit them together in 
some cacophonious form. 

When: Monday, December 17th, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Sacred Grounds Coffeeshop, 2095 Hayes at Cole, SF. 

The Dar1( Side Of Christmas... 

December 24th, 10 pm to 4 am. Various locations. 

It was Christmas Eve 1990. We were at the end of the trail and 
found ourselves in that smelly little bar which we'd always passed by 
before. We had a few rounds to bum away the cold night air. We talked 
of failed marriages, war, and prior hospital stays. Gradually the bar 
emptied. Round midnight our stomachs were growling, so we wandered 
over to that pathetic all-night diner which we'd always avoided. There 
were only two other people in the whole place. Christmas Eve, after all. 
We watched the steam rise from our coffee into the nostrils of a plastic 
St. Nick. Our BLT's were pretty good, but the salad dressing had that 
funny formica taste. A few hours later, still hungry and somewhat 
disenchanted, v^e headed for that other all-night diner on the other side of 
town. We were the only customers. The quiet was both refreshing and 
unsettling. We ordered more coffee, Salisbury steaks, and settled in for 
some serious gin rummy. We discussed college basketball. The steaks 
were quite greasy, but the pecan pie was superb! It was getting close to 
4 am, and the thought of v\fltnessing another steel-blue Christmas morning 
provoked instant anxiety. We disbursed. As we crawled into bed, the 
sandman overtook us. 

To join us, send your name, phone, brief bio, and why this event 
appeals to you. "Jolly" Old St. Mick 
57 Grattan St. 
San Francisco, CA 94117 



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Deck The Halls With Balls Of Folly 

When: Christmas Eve, December 24th 

Info: 415/681-3189 
Lets get together for some non-traditional Christmas caroling from the 
songbooks of your choice. Perhaps a selection from the SF civic code, the 
IWW manifesto, the PDR, the Singer repair manual. Zap comics or 
anything else you find or create. Just make a copy of the song and send it, 
along with your name and phone number (a week in advance) to: 

Santa's Little Helper 

2066 - 30th Ave 

San Francisco, CA 94122 



All events are free unless otherwise noted. Deadline for January Events is 
Friday, December 28th. You can do an event! Just send your idea to 
Rough Draft or show up at the monthly Cacophony meeting. 

Future Events 

The fabulous Bart Lounge will be rolling your way in January. We will 
create an authentic Las Vegas style atmosphere on an evening commute 
Bart train. We welcome lounge lizards, comedians, showgirls, 
entertainers, cigarette girls, magicians, and other personalities to join us. 
Even if you don't want to participate in the entertainment, come aboard 
and schmooze with the has-been's, the wanna-be's and the never-were's. 
Call Dwayne & Dusty at 415/731-9207 for the location of the planning 
meeting which will be held on December 16th at 7 pm. 

Another mysterious adventure event... Who Stole ? Half 

of you think you know, the other half may be trying to find out. The truth 
will be out in January. 

Danger Ranger will continue with the annual tradition, The Post-Yule 
Pyre. 

Rgaro never had it so good. The Operatic Banquet is a dinner party, 
to be held in a public restaurant. No talking allowed at this live 
performance opera. Everything must be sung in your own operatic voice, 
from placing your order to passing the salt! 

The Body Brigade is looking for donations of old clothing in 
preparation for a night of bizarre sculptures around town. 

Zone Trip #5 - A weekend excursion into the City of Angels. 

Siumber Party at Laura Palmers house. You fill in the missing pages. 

Notes of recent events 

Autumnal Amberfest - Will the owner of the white toga please call 

Bacchus. Apparently, you left before the lights were on. 

Toaster Cementing Fiesta - Have you ever tried to explain to a group of 

visiting Russians why thirty-eight Americans are walking around town 

with toasters? 

Eccentric Avenues on KGO TV7 - The phone began ringing right the 

Cacophony video was aired. What next? 



Cacophony Comments is looking for items of interest. This month's collection includes: «o» Neo-Archeology? A team of 
archaeologists is currently digging up Sphinxes and other Egyptian statues in a dry, barren region of Southern California. The 
relics are a part of the City of the Pharaoh which was buried in 1923, right after the filming of DeMille's classic "The Ten 
Commandants". We'll be looking forward to seeing the artifacts on display in the Museum of Jurassic Technology. «o» Some 
local stores are now providing a direct fax service to the North Pole for children's letters to Santa. Does anyone know the faxmas 
phone number? We'd like to put him on our list. «o» And later we can order a Domino's Pizza... The Church of the Realized 
Fantasy in New York was doing a brisk business by taking phone orders and providing fast home delivery of heavenly bliss. The 
divine mission was raking in 40K a day before their toll-free number, 1-800-WANT-POT was disconnected. «o» If you were at 
the Black Rock Desert, you may want to stop by and say hi to our friends from Planet X. They will be on exhibit at a local 
stoneware pottery studio on December 1st & 2nd, 10am-5pm, 7 W. Parnassus Ct, Berkeley CA. <«>» The Spoonman will 
exhibit cacophony-like behavior at the Cobra Lounge, where you can experience five minute explosions of 
musicdancecomedyfilmimprovperformance. Cowell Theater at Fort Mason, December 1st, 7 pm. Tickets $12/$15. 
415/552-3656. «o» Is the Billboard Liberation Front now exhibiting new technical prowess? At the time we went to press, 
the North side of the sign on top of the CALA Foods market at 18th and Commonwealth in San Francisco was reading CACA 
Foods. Incidentally, it's a neon sign. «o» Attention Lynch mob... "Sparkwood & Twentyone" is a 16-page zine/publication which 
provides insights and information about Twin Peaks. Published by Hollow Coconut Productions, P.O. Box 20421, Providence Rl 
02920. Cost is $2.50. «o» Please share your own discoveries of the weird and the unusual with other rriembers of the 
Cacophony Society. Just send them to Rough Draft. 

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ROUGH DRAFT 

JANUARY 1 991 

Issue #52 



The Official Organ of the 

San Francisco Cacophony Society 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered networic 
of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences 
beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are that 
fringe element which is always near the edge of reason. 
You may already be a member! 

This newsletter is your key for subverting old 
realities and creating new ones! 



PRE ZONE BRIEFING AND INSPIRATIONAL FILM FEST 

Friday - January 1 1 th 800 pm 

2066 30th Ave., between Pacheco & Quintara, SF 
To prepare for our descent into the Zone (see event write-up 
further in this draft), we will gather to watch inspirational films, 
review documentation from past Zone trips and discuss logistics. 
You need not attend this briefing if you are planning to go to the 
Zone - and you are welcome to join even if you cannot descend on 
this Zone trip. (Past Zone travelers encouraged to come with tales 
of survival). 

Bring: Guacamole, Citrus Fruit, Sushi, Perrier, and 
a six of Brew 102 (among other things). 
INFO: Nancy 681-3189 

POST-HOLLYDAZE PUB-CRAWL 

Saturday - January 1 2th 

7:30 pm. Penny Farthing Pub 

679 Sutter, San Francisco 
Emperor Norton rings in The New Year with his Post-Hollydaze 
Pub-Crawl — where we saunter from pub to pub — sampling the 
finest brews from The City's gleaming fortresses of Quaff ery! 
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Look for a man 
wearing a black overcoat and white carnation. See you there! 

RESURRECTING EMPEROR NORTON 

Sunday - January 13th 

Meet: 10:30 AM - 7th Ave. @ Lincoln Way (Car 
Pooling) or anytime after @ Molloys Spring 
Tavem 1655 Mission Rd., So. S.F. 

(415) 755-9545 
We will attend festivities in honor of the late Emperor of 
California, Protector of Mexico, etc. . . organized by the local 
chapter of E CLAMPUS VITUS. The "CLAMPERS" as they are 
known, are a fraternal/benevolent order formed in the last century 
for the benefit of the families of deceased miners and others in 
need. Each year they sponsor a celebration at Molloys Spring 
Tavem in South San Francisco. The days activities include: 
Hoisting a few at Molloys, a proclamation at City Hall, Hoisting a 
few over Nortons grave in nearby Colma, a return to Molloys for 
more hoisting. 

A crab bake dinner ($25 per person) is offered to those who wish 
by pre-registering with E CLAMPUS VITUS (call Molloys for 
info). The festivities are free for those not eating but we 
recommend bringing cash for the bar. Come in your best Imperial 
garb, Victorian wear or gold rush apparel. Carpooling to Molloys 
is encouraged. Volunteers for Designated Driver may call 
Sebastian for co-ordination. 
INFO: Sebastian Melmoth 566-3301 

Charlie Sweeney 241-9402 

THE CHURCH OF THE MICROWAVE POODLE - PLAN- 
NING MEETING 

Monday - January 14th 7:30 pm 

Edinburgh Castle Pub - Geary between Larkin & Polk 
Do you think the poodle represents the epitome of beauty in 
American Culture, and is worthy of being worshipp)ed? Do you 
see the Microwave Oven as the altar of modem technological 
achievement? Then this might be a religion for you! I need folks 






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needed. 

INFO: Jeffery Spaulding 564-5047 

DESCENT INTO THE ZONE (part V) 

Friday - Monday, January 18-21 (MLK Birthday) 

Leave 8:30 friday night - return ? 
Once again our crack research team dares to venture into the Dark 
Seamy Underbelly of the American Soul known to most as Los 
Angeles - The City of the Angels. We leave friday night in rented 
vans and proceed to enter the ZONE, where, in the spirit of surreal 
tourism, we will trace the footstqjs of long dead private eyes in 
empty downtown office buildings, toast Houdini's ghost in the 
ruins of his Hollywood mansion, search for the soul of Norma 
Desmond on Sunset Blvd., explore. . .? (bring your ideas), 
returning Monday to The Cool Gray City Of Love. 
Bring: About $60. ($30. will be collected as a deposit before the 
trip) to cover Van Rental, Motel, food, etc., sleeping bag, warm 
clothes (LA gets cold in Jjuiuary), flashlight, valid ID, and any 
field research equipment you may require. YOU MUST RSVP 
BY JAN. 13th, 1991! 
Suggested Reading: 

Raymond Chandlers Los Angeles 

The Crying of Lot 49 

The Lords and the New Creatures 
Suggested Viewing: 

Chinatown 

Them 

Rebel Without a Cause 

Kiss Me Deadly 

Your Hosts: Jeffrey Spaulding, Ethyl Ketone and Urban Shocker 
RSVP/INFO: 668-2486 



The Long Goodbye 
Day of the Locust 



Blade Runner 
Rqx)Man 
Sunset Blvd. 
War of the Worlds 



CACOPHONY CAFE 

Tuesday - January 22 7:30 pm 

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse - 2095 Hayes @ Cole, SF 
Everyone is welcome at our monthly "meetings" where we discuss 
past events, invent new ones and just generally break down into a 
cacophonous rabble. So come and join in, bring your ideas and a 
couple of bucks for a beer. 



BART LOUNGE 

Friday - Januaiy 25 5:30 pm (meet) - 6:15pm (depart) 

Glen Park Bait Station, just inside station, Diamond & O'Shaunessy, SF 
Hey there, you truly fabulous people! BART is going Vegas! This will be a truly 
incredible evening of entotainment, when the evening commute BART train is trans- 
formed into a Las Vegas - styled lounge. We are looking for three sorts of people to 
join in: 

1 . If you have an act (comedy/magic/showgirl-routine, or any other 
entertainment) be prepared to perform. 

2. If you want to be part of the atmosphere, come decked out in your best 
Vegas wear (Iowa housewife, lounge lizard, eloping couple, cowboy, etc.) 

3. If you want to dress "straight", we do need plants to blend in with 
commuters. 

Remember, you in the audience are the ones we truly, truly love the most! 
Cost: 85« if you get on & off at different but adjoining BART stations (ex: on at 
Powell, then go to Glen Park, off at Montgomery) 
INFO: Dwayne & Dusty (4 1 5) 73 1 -92(r7 

ENTER THE UNKNOWN 

Sunday - January 27th - High Noon 

Meet: Steps of the Main Branch, Public Library 

Larkin St. at McAllister 
This event was inspired by a perverse, slightly sadistic musing by Dog Boy, 
Cacophony's premiere mordant theoretician. 

We will be transported from the meeting place to a playing field nearby. 
Due to the strenuous and potentially injurious nature of this event, we recommend that 
players be fit, reasonably spry, have good balance and clean undergarments. Those 
who feel uneasy about these requirements are welcome to attend and participate as 
referees. 
Bring: 1. Tough clothes you don't care about 

2. Good firm shoes/boots 

3. Potluck food & drink 

4. $2. to cover event cost _ 

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Info: 566-3301 S. Mebnouth 

MARCEL PROUST SUPPORT GROUP 

First Meeting: Friday, February 1st 9:(X)pm 

1907 Golden Gate ((S) Baker) SF 
We have tried on innumerable occasions to read through to the very last pages of 
Marcel Proust's magnum opus. Remembrance of Things Past, some among us 
reaching well into the third volume of this prodigious work of literature, but succumb- 
ing to that inevitable, narcoleptic, helpless block which prevents the much valued 
completion of this classic of introspective cultural history; and so we have profoundly 

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POST- YULE PYRE 

A essential part of the city's recycling jwogram occurs each year at this time when the 
mysterious urban eco- maniac, DANGER RANGER, plys the streets of San Francisco, 
rounding up hundreds of discarded Christmas trees. Somehow, this dry fir forest seems 
to migrate westward and suddenly pile-up at the waters edge where it waits for that final 
spark of life. 

When: Usually on a Saturday night. 

Where: Traditionally at Ocean Beach. 

The phone tree will be activated as soon as we find out the details. 

Cacophony Comments: «o» At 3 am on January 19th, a mysterious 
stranger, dressed in black, will again visit the grave of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore, 
and leave a bottle of cognac and three red roses. This eerie rittial has been repeated 
each year since 1949. «o» The Maharishi Mahcsh Yogi and Doug Henning have 
announced the 1993 opening of Vedaland, a spiritual theme park in Orlando, Florida... 
Ooooommmm. <«»> An image of the Virgin Mary has appeared on the floor of a 
bathroom of an auto parts store in Progresso, Texas. The bathroom has been 
swamped with about a thousand faithful visitors each day. No mention has been made 
about the sale of sacred auto air- fresheners or dash-board icons at the store. <«»> 
A Japanese clothing company will soon be marketing golf pants which will change 
colors and pantyhose which will release an insect repellent. «o» The German 
company. Die Audio Gruppe, is making electronic clothes equipped with speakers, 
amplifiers and batteries. The term "Walkman" begins to take on added meaning when 
you wear your boombox. <«>» If you discover something out of the ordinary, 
please send it to Rough Draft. 

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wished to share this epic endeavor with others 
of like debility, gathering together in a solemn 
pledge, not untouched with a tinge of good- 
humored irony, to plough together through 
these three volumes at a sensible rate of ten 
pages a day, agreeing in advance, of course, to 
use the Vintage Books, 1982 edition, so we 
might all proceed at an identical pace, and 
therefore, at our bi-monthly meetings, be able 
to share the delights of literary bliss therein, at 
an equal rate of discovery; those among us 
who begin must undertake this campaign with 
firm promise to make these ten daily pages an 
absolute priority from February 1 , the date of 
our first meeting, through May 15, the day of 
completion of volume one, after witch we will 
have a day's respite and congratulatory 
convocation, then from May 17 apace through 
volume two, to a one-day break and further 
mutual approbation at a social evening, after 
which we commence with volume three, until 
the weary readers, sustained only by two days 
off, will gather for a grand celebration, with 
the music of Debussy. Faure, and Delius, and 
perhaps a glass of Absinthe or two, over which 
we might forget the whole thing. 
Your Hosts: Saint-Loup & Albertine 

OPERATIC BANQUET 

Satiu-day- February 2nd 

CaU for place & time 
We are calling you to join in on our first 
rhythmic dinner. In the tradition of Janette 
MacE)onald and Nelson Eddy we will imbibe 
spirits and food without the spoken word - all 
will be sung. Rap to your waiter and sing for 
your supper. 

Please bring: your voice, a healthy appetite, 
funds to cover your meal. Meeting place will 
be disclosed January 20th. 
Your host: Zasu 
INFO: 665-0351 

— FEBRUARY EVENTS — 
The Chinese New Years' Treasure Hunt - A 

wild quest through the chaotic streets of 
Chinatown, searching for clues hidden in exotic 
and obscure locals. 

The 15th Annual Golden Gate Bridge Dinner - 
Sunday, Febraary 24th. Details for this traditional 
formal dinner will be available next month. 

— FUTURE EVENTS FOR 1991 — 
Saint Stupid Parade - the annual financial district 
parade and tribute to the Saint of Parking Meters. 
Midnight Laundry - a formal dinner & dance 
while you wash & dry. Burning Man - the 
erection and destruction of a monumental human 
figure at the Summer Solstice. The Atomic Cafe 
- spend an ^XKalyptic night in an abandoned 
bombshelter. Night of the Exquisite Corpse - an 
evening of surrealistic theater written by the 
audience. Caveman Camp Out - a weekend 
retreat with the Cave Bear Claa Obscure Tours - 
will continue to bring you more urban adventures 
and also look for pranks and mayhem from The 
Vicious Rumors Club, Mister Bubble, S.R.L. and 
others. 

— PAST EVENTS — 
Twenty brave souls showed up to Face the High 
Tide earlier in December. We almost lost one 
reckless individual who tied himself to a rock and 
let the waves wash him to the end of his rope.. .but 
that's all part of Cacophony... The Gothic 
Nouveau Winters Ball had the blessing of the 
great Costume God. A large number of finely- 
dressed waltzers spun around beneath the lit dome 
of the Palace of Fine Aits, after which, we were 
treated to a strange and wonderful 3-D slide show. 
Unsuspecting tourists were amused.... Enter the 
Unknown involved a game of killer in an unlikely 
spot. After several rounds, the participants retired 
to the 1 9th Avenue Bar & Grill, where we were 
able to try out our Las Vegas Lounge Act on a 
stage equipted with a video hp-synching device 
and monitors. Good practice for the Bart 
Lounge.... Despite a torrential downpour, a large 
crowd showed up for the Midnight Tea Party 
atop an undisclosed location somewhere in the 
City. They had no choice but to follow the White 
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MARCEL PROUST SUPPORT GROUP 

First Meeting: Friday - February 1st, 

at 1907 Golden Gate (@ Baker) SF 9:00 pm 



We have tried on innumerable occasions to read through to 
the very last pages of Marcel Proust's magnum opus, 
Remembrance of Things Past , some among us reaching 
well into the third volume of this prodigious work of litera- 
ture, but succumbing to that inevitable, narcoleptic, 
helpless block which prevents the much valued completion 
of this classic of introspective cultural history; and so we 
have profoundly wished to share this epic endeavor with 
others of like debility, gathering together in a solemn 
pledge, not untouched with a tinge of good-humored irony, 
to plough together through these three volumes at a 
sensible rate of ten pages a day, agreeing in advance, of 
course, to use the Vintage Books, 1982 edition, so we 
might all proceed at an identical pace, and therefore, at our 
bi-monthly meetings, be able to share the delights of 
literary bliss therein, at an equal rate of discovery; those 
among us who begin must undertake this campaign with 
firm promise to make these ten daily pages an absolute 
priority from February 1 , the date of our first meeting, 
through May 15, the day of completion of volume one, after 
witch we will have a day's respite and congratulatory 
convocation, then from May 17 apace through volume two, 
to a one-day break arid further mutual approbation at a 
social evening, after which we commence with volume 
three, until the weary readers, sustained only by two days 
off, will gather for a grand celebration, with the music of 




Debussy. Faure, and Delius, and perhaps a glass of 

Absinthe or two, over which we might forget the whole 

thing. 

Your Hosts: Saint-Loup & Albertine 



OPERATIC BANQUET 

Saturday - February 2nd 8:00 pm 

Meet: 7th Ave and Lincoln Way, just inside the park at the 

baseball diamond. 

(or join us a little later at 19th Ave. Bar and Grill). 

All you lounge lizards, that missed your calling at the 

Fabulous Bart Lounge - Here's your chance to shine! 

We'll be going to the 19th Ave. Bar & Grill to hone up on 

our skills with the help of their Karoke machine. 

(It will play background music to any tune you like without 

complaining). 

After our vocal chords are vibrating with glee, we will exit to 

a local spaghetti house to boggle and bemuse the minds 

around us. Costumes encouraged! 

Please bring: your voice, a healthy appetite, funds to cover 

your meal and a goblet for toasting. 

Your host: Zasu 



CACOPHONY COFFEEHOUSE 

Monday - February 19th 7:30 pm 

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, Hayes and Cole, SF 

Come and share in the voice of Cacophony as we interrupt 
another quiet coffeehouse in our search for the truth 
of life (as well as future events). Come and see the 
photographic proof of past events, meet others as on the 
fringe as yourself and make your voice heard. Bring event 
ideas and a couple of bucks for a beer. 

ANNUAL DINNER ON THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 

Sunday - February 24th 4:00 pm 
Meet: Vista Point parking lot Just North of the bridge, in 
case of police blockade of Vista Point, take 1st exit (Alexander Ave.), go left 
under fwy., stay right toward GGNRA. Park by the 1st bunkers on the left, 
walk out past bunkers to opening overlooking Itie Bridge. 

Join in the 15th annual dinner on the Golden Gate Bridge, 
celebrating the life of Gary Warne, who has effected all our 
lives so much, and yet another birthday for Catherine. 
Bring: Gourmet Pot Luck meal, Champagne, Musical 
Instruments... is formal - Black and White. 
You host: Catherine Baker 661-7516 

Free Form Radio - The Auditory Garage Sale 

coming in April... Cacophony hits the Airwaves for an 
evening! Send your ideas (written or tapes) to: 

KKRS 

P.O. 60X210031 

San Francisco, CA 941 21 -0031 



THE CHINESE NEW YEAR'S TREASURE HUNT 

Saturday - March 2nd 5:00 pm SHARP! 

Meet: on the roof of the parking garage at 5th & Mission 

(5th Street side) SF 

Once again we're going on a quest through dark alleyways, 
dragon clogged streets, exploding firecrackers and hordes 
of boggled, camera-happy tourists in a treasure hunt 
through Chinatown on the night of the annual New Year's 
parade. Teams will search for clues in exotic and obscure 
locations, using the parade and attendant celebrations as a 
sort of obstacle course. Be prepared to skulk through 
shadowy alleyways, to wander labyrynthian paths and to 
encounter strange beings in your quest. Come on time so 
we can organize the teams and set off before the parade 
begins! 

Please be prepared for three hours of vigorous activity, and 
dress accordingly (good walking/running footwear and 
layered clothes recommended). 
Bring: 

1 . $2 for materials 

2. a car if you have one (though the treasure 
hunt will be on foot) 

3. a small flashlight 

4. a potluck meal to share 

5. a willingness to run madly through the streets 
with crazed strangers; a spirit of adventure, a 

zest for experience, and a good twentyfive cent cigar. 
Your host: Jeffrey Spaulding, 564-5047 



— Future Events — 
Twin Peaks Marathon - on March 9th. A 24 hour screening of the strangly 
surreal David Lynch series. Saint Stupid Parade - the annual financial 
district parade and tribute to the Saint of Parking Meters. Midnight 
Laundry - a formal dinner & dance while you wash & dry. Burning Man - 
the erection and destruction of a monumental human figure at the Summer 
Solstice. The Atomic Cafe - spend an apocalyptic night in an abandoned 
bombshelter. Night of the Exquisite Corpse - an evening of surrealistic 
theater written by the audience. Caveman Camp Out - a weekend retreat 
with the Cave Bear Clan. Obscure Tours - will continue to bring you more 
urban adventures. A Trip to the Bam - musical cacophony down on a 
south peninsula farm. Pajama Breakfast - a fashionable breakfast wherein 
we are dressed In pajamas and robes at a public restaurant. A Fake 
Wedding in Boedekker Park in the heart of the Tenderloin. Perhaps the 
collimation of the Cacophony Singles Club? Stay tuned for more. 

— Past Events — 
Zone Trip- Although the Pre-Zone Briefing and Inspirational Filmfest took 
place as scheduled in the January newsletter (with a crowded room full of 
potential Zonites and a truly inspirational film composed of scenes from 
some of our favorite Zone movies as well as a screening of The Forbidden 
Zone), the actual trip itself was cancelled due to the war and its affect on 
local voyagers. However, a couple of SF explorers did manage to make it 
down there and met with a small group of LA Cacophonists at Harry 
Houdini's mansion at Midnight. (Strangely enough, the war seems to have 
had little psychological effect on rhe denizens of the Zone!) Resurrecting 
Emperor Norton - People who came out for Resurrecting Emperor Norton 
were surprised to discover that the event which was being put on by E 
CLAMPUS vmiS had occurred the day before. However, like good 
Cacophonists, they had their own event and went exploring the local 
graveyards of Colma. some in their formalwear. The Fabulous BART 
Lounge was hosted by Dwayne and Dusty all the way from Glen Park to 
Concord and back again. This sleazy Vegas act also included performances 
by vanous entertainers, a cigarette girl and a hostess surrounded by men in 



shocking suits and VegasWear. Official Bart Lounge questionnaires were 
handed out to puzzled commuters. They filled in answers to questions like 
"What kinds of acts would you like to see on the BART Lounge?", "Should 
we designate any BART cars as non-entertainment?", "Are you interested in 
becoming a BART Lounge entertainer?". On the trip back, an actual 
marriage ceremony was performed in the aisle of the last BART tram. 

Cacophony Comments about Love & Rockets: A fresh crop of graffiti Is 
showing up around around town in light of the current world situation. New 
stuff like "War, it's a dick thing." and a sixties favorite "Fighting for peace is 
like fucking for virginity." <«»> Night of the living Playtex? A British 
medical journal has reported that silicone breast implants are non- 
biodegradeable and could pose problems in the future. <«>» Attention 
missile lovers! You can lightup the night with glow-in-the-dark condoms! 
Call 1 -800-727-GLOW to launch your order. <«»> Send Cacophony Mail 
Art to servicemen and women storming the desert. Keep in mind that it's not 
there decision to be there - so keep it light. Address: Any Serviceman, 
Operation Desert Storm, A. P.O. New York, 09848-0006. <«>» 
Romantasy is a sex boutique which specializes in erotic paraphernalia. 199 
Moulton, San Francisco. 415/673-3131 . «<>» Interested in group 
marriage? Contact the Expanded Family Network at 415-995-2607. 
Senous callers only. «<>» Did any of you early cacophonists go on the 
swingers club party infiltration event several years ago? <«>» Nancy 
Prussia where are you now? <«>» Publish! FACTSHEET FIVE is a 
review/list of fanzines which comes out 6 times a year. For one issue, send 
$3 to Mike Gunderloy, 6 Arizona Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144. Among the 
hundreds of reviews, we found the one listed below: 



THIRO STONE FROM THE SUN #2 (SOcents from PO Box 555, 
Beikeley, CA 94701): This is the ^Underground Driving Guide' issue 
of this irregular zine. It features a newspaper story on a Cacophony 
Society tour of the sewers of Oakland, together with a whole bunch 
of photos of the event Production is a bit shaky, but this is a 
document of a pre tty imusual cultural experience. (S-IO/MG) 



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pale of mainstream society. 



The Chinese New Years' Treasure Hunt 

WHEN: Saturday, March 2nd, 5:00pm SHARP! 
Once again we're going on a quest through dark alleyways, dragon- 
clogged streets, exploding firecrackers and hordes of boggled, 
camera-happy tourists in a treasure hunt through Chinatown on the 
night of the annual Chinese New Year's parade. Teams will search 
for clues in exotic and obscure locations, using the parade and 
attendant celebrations as a sort of obstacle course. Be prepared 
to skulk through alleyways, to wander labyrynthian paths and to 
encounter strange beings in your quest. Come on time so we can 
organize the teams and set off before the parade begins! Please 
be prepared for three hours of vigorous activity, and dress 
accordingly (good walking/running footwear and layered clothes 
are recommended). 

WHERE: Meet on the roof of the parking garage at 5th & Mission 
(5th Street side) S.F. 

BRING: 1) $2 for materials; 2) A car if you have one (though the 
treasure hunt will be on foot); 3) A small flashlight; 4) A potluck 
meal to share; 5) A willingness to run madly through the streets with 
crazed strangers; a spirit of adventure, a zest for experience and a 
good twenty-five cent cigar. 
INFO: Jeffrey Spaulding 415/564-5047 

24-HOUR TWIN PEAKS MARATHON 

WHEN: Saturday, March 9th, 3:00pm until .... 
Starting with the first episode and continuing right up to the 
present, we will eat junk food (lots of jelly donuts and cherry pie), 
write and read in Laura's diary, indulge in a game of chance at One- 
Eyed Jacks and view all of the episodes of Twin Peaks . Bring a 
sleeping bag or your favorite snuggly blanket and pillow, a 
homemade cherry pie for the pie baking contest, lots of nickels and 
dimes to squander at One-Eyed Jacks Casino, alcoholic libations 
to get us through the night and appropriate food to share and your 
personal coffee mug at the Double R Diner. Wear costumes of your 
favorite characters. We will break at approximately 6 A.M. for 
breakfast. The owl knows all. 
INFO &RSVP at 415/681-3189 



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The Third Eye Meets The Cut-Up Recitation Choir 

WHEN: Sunday, March 10th, 1:06pm. 

Inspired by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs systematic 

derangement of the written page, we will transform literature from 

its given form into the unpredictable and spontaneous. Required 

are: 1 ) At least one full page of literature that you may want to 

xerox (this can be any literature of your choice); 2) A pair of 

scissors; 3) Pen or pencil; 4) A book of some sort to use as a small 

work table; 5) One glove. We will then recite our collaged products 

in varying degrees of synchronized simultaneity resulting in some 

form of cacophonia. 

WHERE: Meet on top of Strawberry Hill at Stow Lake in Golden 

Gate Park, S.F. 

Conducted by: Svensk Runestone 

CACOPHONY CAFE 

WHEN: Monday, March 18th, 7:30pm. 

WHERE: The Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary St. near Larkin, S.F. 
Everyone is welcome at the monthly cacophony society "meeting" 
where we get together for beer and comradery. 

THE MARCEL PROUST SUPPORT GROUP 

WHEN: Friday, March 22nd, 9:00pm. 
WHERE: 1907 Golden Gate Ave., S.F. 
Your Hosts: Saint Loup and Albertine, 415/923-9722 
How often, after that first day of February, when the Proustitutes 
(as we now call ourselves, after 'drying on" such epithets os 
"Proustians, "Proustophiles"), have we enjoyed the unreasonable 
pleasure, the illusion of a sort of fecundity, breathing, smelling, 
recapturing of a world other than our own, at the same time 
distracting us from the tedium, the sense of our own impotence 
whenever we sought a philosophic theme for all our ill-spent hours; 
little did we know that our agreement, to read through all 3000-t- 
pages of M. Proust's Remembrance of Things Past at the rate of 1 
pages per day, would be so painless and charming an endeavor 
that many of us have leapt ahead, while others lag, and yet most of I 
us delighting in regaling each other with favorite quotes and 
speculations; nor could we have imagined that booksellers all over 
town are experiencing runs on this previously seldom-sold tome, 
and that others outside the "little clan" are preparing to join us in our 
endeavor; and so we have set aside the "reasonable hour" of 9 
P.M. on March 22 to admit to the "little nucleus", the "little group" all 
such newcomers who wish to acquire the Vintage 1982 edition of 
the opus and join us in viewing (perhaps) Swan in Love , and sharing 
libations and bonhomie. Respondez, s'il vous plait. 



A DAY WITH DAEDALUS 

WHEN: Saturday, March 23rd. 10:30 am. 
LOCATION: Mt Tarn, Marin. 

MEET at 626 - 33rd Ave. #8 (between Balboa and Anza St.), S.F. 
You've heard those stories about climbing events. Up (and down) 
various urban structures, sliding along ropes, hanging in mid-air, 
scrambling around town, etc. Here is your chance to practice up 
for them. We'll meet in San Francisco and then drive to the top of 
Mt. Tam where there are several excellent short climbs and rappels 

•ling in difficulty from beginner to ...? There will be an 
erienced and knowledgeable leader to - uh - show you the ropes 
(if you're new at this) and to point out more challenging climbs if 
you're not. The atmosphere will be non-pressured and participation 
will be facilitated with fun, comfort and safety as the main 
emphases. The view is great and the sun is warm! Climbing 
equipment will be provided. 

BRING: 1 ) A car if you have one, your feet if you don't; 2) 
Comfortable clothing allowing free movement; 3) Sun Screen and 
hat; 4) Sneakers or hiking boots that fit snugly; 5) A container of 
water for thirst; 6) Snacks and munchies to keep you going 
through the afternoon; 7) A day pack to carry above in, to leave 
your hands free. 
Your host: Harry Holler 415/751-7502 

DINNER IN A BARN AND FULL MOON GARDENING 

WHEN: Friday, March 29th, Meet at 6:30pm. Depart at 7:00pm. 
Bring candles, wine. food, eating utensils. Dress in formal 
gardening attire. Plant a garden by the light of the full moon. Eat 
dinner in a barn with live Grand Piano players. Walk to the ocean. 
LOCATION: Half Moon Bay 

MEET at 7th Ave. & Lincoln. Space is limited to just 30 people. 
RSVP 415/221-0584. 
Your Hosts: Mauro & Kathy 

^E BLACK AND WHITE BOWL 

WffEN: Saturday, March 30th. 8:00pm. 

Just when you thought it was safe to pack away that black and 

white attire, comes a night of formal bowling. We will don our best 

for an evening of strikes, spares, and obscure movies. (Each lane 

has its own video screen). The event fee includes two and a half 

hours of bowling, including shoes, and unlimited use of pool tables. 

(Unfortunately we cannot guarantee all shoes will be black and/or 

white). 

MEET at 7th Ave. & Lincoln Way, San Francisco 

COST: $10. If you wish to attend you must send a $2 per person, 

non-refundable deposit by March 18 (or bring it to the Cacophony 

meeting on the same date). The balance of $8 will be due the night 

of the event. You must have suffered through at least 21 years on 

this planet to participate. 

INFO and RSVP, call 415/681-3189. 

Your hosts: Yahoon Doorstop and Gardenia Garlic 

SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADE 

WHEN: Monday, April 1st, 12 Noon. 

MEET near the big pointy building at the start of Columbus Ave, 
S.F. 

A financial district parody. Pennies from heaven will roll in the 
streets. Join the procession from the Transmiracle Building up and 
over Columbus Ave to Washington Square Park for the blessing, 
Jimony and miracle from the traditional free bunch. Costume 
fun by you. An award will be given for the best shopping cart. 
Faith-off sponsored by the First Church of the Last Laugh. 415/534- 
5637 

RADIO CACOPHONY - A special edition of Free Form Radio on 
KUSF Radio 90.3 FM. This three hour show will feature interviews 
describing Cacophony events, interspersed with eccentric music 
and sound pranks. The broadcast is scheduled for Saturday night, 
June 1 5th, 8pm to 1 1 pm. To join the Radio Cacophony Planning 
Group, call 415/221-0584. 
Producer: Kathy Ketman 





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Deadline for April events is Friday. March 22nd. All events are 
free unless otherwise noted. 

— Future Events for 1991 — 

A Seceaderean Odyssey- ??? coming in April. Midnight 
Laundry - a formal dinner & dance while you wash & dry. 
Burning Man - the erection and destruction of a monumental 
human figure at the Summer Solstice. Night of the Exquisite 
Corpse - an evening of surrealistic theater written by the 
audience. Caveman Camp Out - a weekend retreat with the 
Cave Bear Clan. More pranks and mayhem from The Vicious 
Rumors Club. Mister Bubble, S.R.L and others. 

— CACOPHONY CLASSIFIED — 

Are you looking for help with an event idea? Trying to find that 
obscure mystery book? Want to know the identity of that masked 
woman at the last Bridge Dinner? Send your queries to Classified 
P.O. Box 6392, San Francisco CA 941 01 . 

Costume Collaborators - For some time I've wanted to start a 
group for people who are interested in costuming. The idea is that 
once a month we could get together and share our thoughts and 
skills about that second layer of satin skin, ideally, the meeting 
place would occur in a location that had at least one sewing 
machine, so that techniques could be demonstrated. People who 
were interested could bring in costumes that they've made and also 
costumes that they would like to make but cant figure out how to 
bnng to life. If, like me. you feel that Cacophony events and all of 
life are made better by being in costume, then leave a message on 
the Cacophony Hotline 415/665-0351, Coral Gables. 

The Dark Side of the Zone - A total eclipse of the sun will 
occur on July 1 1th of this year in the southern-most part of 
California. I'm interested in a zone trip to San Diego or possibly 
Baja. where it's totality will peak, if you're interested, please leave 
a message on the Cacophony Hotline 415/665-0351. Svensk 
Runestone. The next total eclipse will be in the year 201 7. 

— CACOPHONY COMMENTS— 

Have you spotted ELVIS lately? Perhaps coming out of the noc 

noc Club at 2am or in Golden Gate Park, standing in line at the 
Food Not Bombs kitchen. Make a report now to the Elvis Sighting 
Hotline. 619/239-KING. Yes. it's worth the call. <«>» More UFO's 
sightings are now being reported in Uzbekistan. Russia than 
anywhere else in the world. The locals suspect that the aliens are 
after the region's gold deposits, or perhaps it's the vodka. «o» 
Twin Peaks is being cancelled? Well most of us are not exactly in 
the Neilson Family Ratings. David Lynch has suggested that we 
write to ABC and complain. <«>» The mystical power of the 
Doghead continues. (See the SF Chronicle. Feb 24th.) in 1979 
there were 13 of these monolithic columns scattered around the 
Bay Area, all available for public worship. Now there is only one. 
What happened to the other twelve? is there some strange, occult 
group at work here? Stay tuned as we uncover more. <«»> And 
A Few Comments on the Irony of War and Nature of 
Reality: The Cacophony Society is a non-political and non- 
exclusive social organization which promotes light-hearted fun and 
co-operative activities, often aimed at cracking the facade of rigid 
human behavior. It is this behavior which often carries us into that 
instutionalized conflict known as war. The current world situation is 
a modern deadly game of High Noon, with the marshal declaring: 
"This town ainl big enough for both of us." The military debriefer 
takes on the persona of a game-show host. Smart bombs zip down 
the chimneys like Packman and patriotic defenders protect cities 
like Atari's Missile Command. A powerful few will press the 
buttons, but most of us can only watch the show and keep score as 
we sit this one out in electronic cyberspace. Get your program 
guide now. Time and Newsweek have large fold-outs describing the 
playing field and the weapons systems. Show your team support 
with a tee-shirt or banner (locally available in red. white and blue). 
And we've heard that bubble gum trading cards are now available. 
I'll trade you two F1 6s for a General Colin Powell. Also on the 
commercial front. Hast)oro's G.i. Joe will be sporting a new desert 
outfit, and another major toymaker has trademarked the name 
Desert Shield. What's next? Burger King and Macdonalds? 
(Collect the full set.)... What if they held a war. and nobody told us? 
It's all in the programming. BLiPVERT. 



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. . .all events are in San Francisco and free unless otfaenvise noted. 

Through The Looking Glass Victorian Croquet 
Tournament 

When: Sunday, March 31st, 12 Noon 

The Dreamers of Decadence invite you to come dressed as 

characters from "Alice in Wonderland". Bring a blanket to sit 

on, your own picnic and some food to share, flamingos, 

hedgehogs, croquet sets and copies of Lewis Carroll's works 

from which to read. Anyone not in costume may be enlisted 

as a playing card and be required to wear a sandwich board 

bearing the emblem of the Queen of Hearts. 

Where: Golden Gate Park, in the field behind the parking lot 

east of die Bercut Equestrian Field. 

Info: Jwlhyfer (Juhfer) 415/864-551 1 

Saint Stupid's Day Parade 

When: Monday, April 1st, 12:00 Noon 
Meet: at the Vallencourt Fountain, Embarcadero Plaza. 
The 13th annual, and final, tribute to the saint of parking 
meters. Come dressed in your favorite costume. Decorated 
shopping cans are encouraged for this funeral of fun. Activi- 
ties during the procession will include the blessing of the 
Federal Reserve Bank Goring your pennies) and the Pacific 
Sock Exchange (bring an extra pair to invest). This event is 
sponsored by the First Church of the Last Laugh. 




The Bat 

When: Monday, April 1st, 7:30 PM 

Where: The Castro Theatre, Castro & Market Streets 

The haunted halls! The hidden chamber! The flitting Omen 

of 111! The hysterical maid! The ghostly shades! Yes, the 

1926 movie that inspired "Batman" is restored and back with 

its original score, plus newsreel, cartoon, "The Haunted 

Valley" serial episode, etc. I would advise all Bats to buy 

your ticket beforehand since there will be only one showing of 

this flick! Be there or be grounded! 

Cost: $8.00 

Info: Rainer 415/731-5797 

Elizabethan Picnic 

When: Saturday, April 6th, 12 Noon to Dusk 

Meet: Golden Gate Park at Stow Lake southwest comer just 

up from 19lh Ave near the rustic bridge. 

The Dance Club of the Nineteenth Century invites all good 

gentles to join the revelry at an Elizabethan Picnic. There will 

be dancing, picnicking. Croquet and Blind Man's Bluff. 

Please bring your own picnic and a blanket to sit upon 

Info: Nickolas Mourn 4 1 5/406-585 1 . 



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Cave Shaman meets the Marshmallow Roast 

When: Saturday. April 27th, 10:37 PM 
Where: Sutro Baths Cave (at the end of Geary Blvd., walk 
down to where the ocean meets the ruins and turn right) 
We will attempt to reach altered states of consciousness 
through spontaneous perfmnance in the form of shamanic 
tribal gibberish, speaking only in tongues. Invent your own 
style of ancient forgotten languages. And if anything, here's a 
chance to be silly until the brigadier shows up. Bring: 
Candles, Toastables and Roastables (costumes encouraged) 
Your skalds: Svensk Rimestone and N0rsk Root Eater 

The Cult of Fantasia 

When: Sunday, April 28th 

In the tradition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, let us 

show up at the Castro Theatre as avid, costumed fans or in 

mock protest outside with signs condeming this satanic occult 

film. Perhaps we can be on both sides. Lets get together right 

after the Cacophony meeting on April 22nd and discuss the 

possibilities. 

Info: Dwayne 415/731-9207 

— FUTURE EVENTS — 

A series of One Act Plays will be conducted in local, unsuspect- 
ing, department stores. The plays may take place in home 
furnishings or appliances and are sure to be a success with the 
wide variety of props and costiuning available to the actors. 
(Don't miss this blue light si>ecial.) A Seceaderean Odyssey will 
bring you adventure, excitement and mystery in the tradition of 
the Atomic Cafe and the Midnight Walk. A Gothic Nouveau 
Masquerade Ball will be held on May 18th. This will be a 
festive evening of dance and socializing. Burning Man will rise 
from the earth and meet with destiny once again during the Labor 
Day weekend in September. The Carmonic Convergence is an 
intersection of amplified music and auto art in an industrial 
setting. Watch your Rough Draft for road maps leading to this 
roU&rock event scheduled for August 18th. 

— SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY — 

Bread Makers Arise . Burning Man solstice celebrants are 
kneaded to begin preparations for an important aspect of this 




year's event Last year, fifteen-hundred pounds of bricks were 
transported into the Black Rock Desert of Nevada where a large 
oven was constructed in the shadow of the Biuning Man. During 
the event, many loaves of bread, in a variety of symbolic shapes, 
were baked in the oven and then distributed to the celebrants. 
Once again we will share the experience as the great mother 
comes alive. If you would like to be a part of this warm and 
rising staff, call Lynn Marsh at 415/326-7574. 
The Bay Area Costumer's Guild is welcoming all persons 
interested in the wonderful world of dress-up and masquerade. 
The next meeting will be held on Sunday, April 7, 12-5 PM, at 
1519 Oak Sl #4. SF. Info: 415/864-5511 or 415/469-7602. 

— CACOPHONY COMMENTS — 

The 1960's are back and on sale now! Walking through down- 
town SF last week, we were amazed to hear music from the 
DOORS emanating from the I. Magnin department store. The 
colorful window displays were touting "Flower Power!".... Wow, 
really far out. Are we still 25 years ahead of mainstream culture? 
«» Smart Bombs and the War On Drugs.... Have you been to 
men's lavatory at MacDonalds lately? The new white plastic 
urinal screens are imprinted with the motto DONT DO DRUGS. 
The word is out that the ink used for the printing contains a 
reagent that fluoresces upon contact with illegal drugs. Right 
after a suspected employee uses the restroom, the manager goes 
in with a small portable UV lightsource to make the test. We 
don't know yet what is ^eing used on the female employees. 
«» A marijuana dinner party will be held at the Earth Day 
Hemp Exposition in the Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park on 
April 21sL Officials for the event have told us that recipes 
containing sterile hemp seeds are legal and delicious. For info 
call 415/647-5046. Perhaps you can bring some brownies to 
share. «» Acid producing rains and high flying ewes are 
causing problems for sheep ranchers in Sonoma county. It seems 
that the current weather conditions are enhancing the growth of 
ergot in the rye grains used for feed. The blissed-out sheep are 
stumbling through the fields, walking into fences and jumping 
over cliffs. «» Our Oscar nomination for best performance 
goes to Buttons the Bear and Rusty the Fox for their sex educa- 
tion program in Chucklewood Forest. Thousands of copies of the 
video cartoon were recalled when it was discovered that some 
copies contained adult material. «» The 3rd annual SF Farting 
Contest will be held this month, call 415/334-4933 for all the 
wonderful details. «» The term 'Silver Bullet' may take on 
new meaning this summer when S.R.L. imviels its powerful 
pneumatic beer can launcher. The device is rumored to have a 
half-mile range. Yo! But can you drop a six-pack into that cooler 
down on Baker Beach? «» If you discover something strange 
or interesting, please send it to Rough Draft. 



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The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits 
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All events are In San Francisco unless otherwise noted. 

CANOEING UNDER THE WHARVES 

When: Friday - May 3rd, & Saturday - May 4th. 

Meet: 7:30 pm (both nites) -Lincoln Way at 7th Ave., just inside 

G.G. Park at the baseball diamond. 
We will put in near Hyde St. Pier in Aquatic Park and canoe to the Ferry 
building. Part of the trip will be under the wharves. All of it will be a new 
perspective to you unless you're already an urban canoeist/kayaker. 
Life vests will be provided. 

NOTE: Saturday nite is full already. Call NOW to reserve a spot on 
Friday (some may drop out or change from Sat.). 
This event will fill up soon! 

Bring: 1 ) Warm, layered, wool or water resistant clothing. Note: Bulky 
coats, extremely heavy sweaters, huge boots are NOT GOOD. Layered 
clothing is recommended, wool shirts, light wool sweaters, poly- 
propelyne undenwear/long Johns. 2) Tennis shoes (NOT Boots). 3) 
Small daypack for your layered, extra clothes. 

4) Water or other drink in unbreakable container. 5) Small amounts of 
food (Candy bars, etc.) to munch on. 

6) Flashlights!! -(2) apiece. Headlamp if you have it. 

7) I.D. Required. 

NOTE: $10.00 fee to cover rental costs. 

INFO/R.S.V.P.: Ethyl - 4 1 5-668-2486/ Sebastian - 415-566-3301. Call 

Now if you want to go. Do not assume we have signed you up. The 

original list is 6 months old. 

Your Hosts: Ethyl Ketone & Sebastian Melmoth 

PINBALL FEVER #3 

When: Saturday, May 4th 9 pm 

Where: Berkeley 

FREE unlimited all night Pinball on an astounding collection of 

machines, both oW and new. It's the annual "Cinco de Mayo" party at 

the Pinball Palace in Berkeley. Drink and dance to juke box music and 

play the silver ball to your heart's content. Festivities begin at 9 pm. 

Free admission, just bring drinks. 

Limited attendance. 

Phone Steve Mobia at 415-587-2628. 

SURREALISM AND DADA: Oratorical Flourishes of 
Absurd Obscure Literatures 

When: May 5th 7:33 pm 
Where: 1442JudahSt. 

No Smoking in the flat, Please! 
'Sometimes when reason abandons me I almost appreciate the farcical 

but wearisome comedy and so hideous Eternal GOD with your 

serpents snout, not content with having placed my soul between the 
fringes of madness and of frenzied imaginings that kill slowly. . . ' 

Comte de Lautremont MALDOROR 
We will read 1 - 5 minute pieces in a round robin fashion. Bring your 
own surrealist/Dada literature or xeroxes will be available to read from. 
B.Y.O.B., B.Y.O.Absinthe, B.Y.O.Obsessive Nocturnity of Frenzied 
Abscences. 



GOTHIC NOUVEAU DANCE PRACTICE 

When: Friday, May 10th 7:30 pm - ? 

Where: Justin Herman Plaza (at the foot of Market St.) 

Prepare your dancing feet for the BALL by attending a dance workshop. 

Fun will be had by all as we learn to dance a variety of ballroom/group/ 

peasant dances from the last 600 years. Come dance, teach or 

socialize. Suggestions and requests for the BALL'S final playlist will be 

accepted. Dress is casual. 

Cost: 50c for a dance manual (not mandatory). 

Bring: Something to drink. There is no water nearby and the dancing 

will be thirst building. 

Info: Yahoon Doorstop 415-661-6331 

CAPTURE THE DUMMY 

When: Saturday, May 1 1th 6:00 pm 

Meet: St. Marys Square Park - Grant St at California St., Chinatown, at 

the foot of Sun Yat Sen Statue 

This game was inspired by Clint Eastwood & Richard Burton war 

movies, Moe, Curiy, Larry & Shemp, The Continental Op, The Tyreil 

Corporation (more human than human), sax Rohmer, etc. 

We'll be playing a variation of capture the flag admidst the teeming 

hordes of tourists, residents and shopkeepers of Chinatown. 

Come prepared to luri< and slink about the mysterious and mystrcal 

alleyways of another world. 

Though running and extreme physical hardship are not mandatory or 

even expected of you, players may gain the advantage through a little 

sprinting and scrambling. 

Bring: 1) Good comfortable shoes or boots. 2) Comfortable, loose fitting 

clothes you don't mind getting dirty. 3) A small day pack with extra 

clothes (sweater, etc.) in case the weather turns cold. 4) A couple of 

bucks for cheap Chinese dinner & beer aftenwards. 

5) Flashlight 6. I.D. required. 

Your Hosts: S. Melmoth & Fu Manchu 415-566-3301 

GOTHIC NOUVEAU MASQUERADE BALL 

When: Saturday, May 18th 8 pm - 1 1 :30 pm. 

Where: JUnder the Rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts. 

The spring night air carries to you an invitation to attend an evening of 

dance and socializing. Don your finest or favorite costume and mask to 

join us in this festive night of group and partner dances (from the 14th - 

20th centuries). All levels of dancers and spectators are welcome to 

attend. Those without costumes will be snubbed. 

Cost: Nothing 

Bring: A potluck snack to share with others, a chair to sit in. and a 

desire to have fun. 

Info: Yahoon Doorstop 415-661-6331 

CACOPHONY AT THE CASTLE 

When: Monday, May 20, 7:30 pm 

Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St., at Larkin 

Another loud racous evening above the Castle as we break through the 

din long enough to order another beer. Bring stories of past events, 

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ADVENTURE UNDER MOONLIGHT: A Seceaderean 
Odyssey 

When: Saturday, May 25th 8:00 pm 

Meet: The Ramp Restaurant, 855 China Basin - near the intersection of 

Mariposa, Illinois and China Basin Streets. 
Picture this if you will: a canoe paddling in the moonlight, your hand 
gently trailing in the quietly rippling water, the light bobbing on the 
distant shore, barnacles scraping as we glide under rotting concrete 
piles, sparks cascading from an arc welder, a tanker resting on a nearby 
drydock. alarm k>ells ringing as a 50 ton crane wafts a 10' x 10' steel 
plate into the star studded sky. the gurgle of air bubbling to the surface 
as it leaks out of a 55 gallon oil drum resting peacefully on the Bay fbor. 
The canoe comes to rest on a small beach littered witfi the industrial 
detritus of a bygone manufacturing economy. Towering in front of you 
is an Abandoned Urban Environment where the UNKNOWN AWAITS. 
Does this sound like your idea of a romantic evening? Tfien join us in 
your finest pirate, wharf rat, or wharehouse worker attire. Be prepared 
to canoe on the Bay (your torso softly encased in a life preserver) and to 
scale some pre technological heights. Meanwhile, various - ah - 
activities will compete for your attention and involvement. If this is for 
you, do the following: 

Bring: 1 ) a passport size photograph of yourself, 2) an excruciatingly 
mouthwatering potluck dish and drink packaged and ready for transpor- 
tation, 3) $5 to be collected in the beginning to cover event costs, 4) a 
small flashlight 5) since there will be 2 unavoidabie waiting period* 
during our evening, bring patience, a sense of humor and warm 
outer clothing, 6) valid ID required. 

Your hosts: Harry Haller. Sebastian Melmoth. Ethyl Ketone. Ursala 
Redvig. Jeffrey Spaulding. etal. 
Info: 751-7502 






SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY 

The foltowing events are NOT organized or sponsored by cacophony, but 
they sound like fun! 

- The SFSPCA is hoMing a Petwalk on Saturday. May 4th from 8:30 am - 
2 pm in Sharon Meadow, G.G. Park. (The main meadow right by Hippie Hill). 
We think this woukJ be an kJeal occasion to dress up as your favorite animal. 
t>ring your harness ar>d leash, and participate in this bucolic stroll. The 
SPCA has asked people to show up even if they have no pet, so perhaps we 
couM match up humans and cacophony-like animals. Meet at the intersec- 
tkxi of Stanyan and Waller Sts. at 10 am. This could be an event. Inter- 
ested? Call 665-0351 . 

- FORMAL ROiXERSKATING -If you can rollerskate, own a pair of 
roHerskates and a pair of black pants, you can get into the Black & White Ball 
on May 10th for free I The Outdoor Rollerskaters Association is looking for 
people to partKipator in a Rollerskating Parade at Midnight. Call Dee or 
James at 415 864-5819. 

- YLEM 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Sunday, May 19th Noon - 6 pm at 
4001 San Leandro St. #26, Oakland. YLEM is an organization involving 
artists using Ihe leading edge of display technologies of computer graphics, 
electronks, holography, vkieo. film, etc. Meet fellow tech-artists, play with 
exotic toys, be inspired for your art kieas and feast on food for thought and 
body. Bring: sikles, art-tech vkleos, potluck to feed at least four people. 
Info: Walter-Alter 415-532-7057 

- The Greater Bay Area Costumer's Guild will be attending the Red 
Vkrtorian Movie House, 1727 Haight St., SF, on May 21 for the 7:15 pm 
siKMving of Jean Cocteau's Beautv and the Beast. They will be appearing in 
Ihe faerie tale spirit of the film." Even if you don't have faerie tale clothes of 
your ovim, at least come to watch the film and observe the beautiful 
garments. Also the nrvmtly meeting of the guild will be held on May 5th from 
12 - 5 pm at 1519 Oak St., #4, SF. This months meeting will include an 
informatkx) exchange on 18th century clothing. Info: 469-7602. 

- YLEM also presents a bi-monthly forum. On May 22 it will be at the 
Expk>ritorium. Info call: Trudy 415-856-9593 
CACOPHONY COMMENTS 

It's the end of an era as three of our favorite playgrounds are closed 
and destroyed. Bouncers Bar, est. 1912, a favorite meeting place, will be 
replaced by Yuppie Condos. The Embarcadero Freeway is being cleared for 
a better view, and Vhe Invnortal Piano Factory is now located in the path of 
tfie new Cypress Freeway. Ah... but the Atomic Caf6 is still there, its location 
hkiden even from Its patrons.«» And speaking of patrons, first there was 
Disneyland, then Sea Worid. Epcot Center and Vedaland. Coming soon will 
be Westworid. an adult theme park in Nevada. This frontier town will include 
gambling, drinking and prostitution. The Mustang Ranch was never like 
thisl«»And on the subject of llvestocK "Mad Cow Disease* is spreading 
like a plague throughout the dairy industry in Great Britian. The government 
has insisted that this form of encephalopathy cannot be transmitted to 
humans, however, veterinarians have wamed cat owners about M.C.D..«» 
TALES FROM THE ZONE 

Anwng tfie events scheduled by the L.A. Cacophony Society; a 
Hollywood Treasure Hunt on May 1 9th, when the streets will t>e crowded . 
with ttwusands of people watching the Desert Storm Parade. Also planned 
for tf>e weekend of the 1 1 th is the infiltration of a flying saucer convention. 
To climax this event, there will be a UFO landing at LAX. For more 
informatnn, call 213-661-7331 or subscribe to their newsletter by sending $5 
to THE ZONE, 6085 Venk» Blvd. #82, Los Angeles. CA 90034 
FUTURE EVENTS 

Burning Man Vokjnteers Needed!!! There will be many tasks to perform 
for ttw test raising & display of the Buming Man at Ft. Mason this summer 
solstk» (June 22nd). Those who can help will be on the inside track for the 
actual buming in Black Rock Desert over Labor Day Weekend. Call: Larry 
Harvey 415-621-3675, Sebastian Melmoth 415-566-3301 (transportation/ 
logistks), Louis Brill 415-664-0694 (publicity), Lynn Marsh 415-326-7574 
(Bread Making). 

WE ARE EVERYWHERE!!! 

Do you know of any strange events, unusual 

restaurants, weird bars, secret passageways into 

underground tombs or other such urban playgrounds? 

Call the Cacophony Society at 415- 665-0351 

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beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are that 
shadowy effervescence of urban adventuring, the 
cacophonous questioning of everyday living, the journeying 
into the collective closets of our minds (look out for the 
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* ISSUE #57 * 

JUNE EVENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO: 

CINEMATIC ADVENTURES 

AKIRA: A bloody, violent, sci-fi animated film about a group of motorcycle 

riding teenagers living in post-apocalyptic Tokyo who try to stop one of 

the gang who has run amok after becoming empowered with telepathic 

abilities in a government experiment. Dress up as an urban nomad, a rebel 

techno-biker or mad government agent and join us as we watch 

destructive celluloid juvenile delinquents violate all aspects of the social 

contract. 

When: Saturday, June 1st, 6:30 pm (film at 7 pm). 

Where: The Roxie Theater, 3 1 1 7 - 1 7th St. near Valencia. Meei in front 

@ 6:30 pm.. 

Cost: $5 for the ticket and money for snacks. 

Wear appropriate depressed sci-fi costume or futuristic business attire. 

Please no laser ray guns or other overt weapons. 

For more info: Yahoon Doorstop 661 -6331 



MASSAGE EVENING 

A free, quiet, warm, massage party. 

When: Friday, June 7, 8:30 pm. 

Where: 1409 Shrader #2 (near Rivoli). 

Why: To celebrate Avatar's new line of work as a paid masseur. 

Bring : Yourself, best etiquette and whatever else. 

To ask questions, call 681-4624. No smoking please. 

Sponsored by letter combinations CT & PC. 



RADIO CACOPHONY 

A special 3-hour broadcast of eccentric music interspersed with 
interviews of members describing past Cacophony events. There will also 
be a city-wide treasure hunt/pursuit game with live telephone call-ins. 
When: Saturday, June 1 5th, 8 to 1 1 pm . 
Where: KUSF Radio 90.3 FM 
Info: KathyKetman, 221-0584 



JUNE 17th 

s the birthday of M. C. ESCHER. Write HAPPY BIRTHDAY! on your 
favorite print and mail copies to your friends. 




CACOPHONY CONGREGATION AT THE CASTLE 

Come and hear tales of bizarre urban adventures as we slurp up our beer 

and pass around tawdry photographs of past events. Look for the 

confused but determined crowd on the 2nd floor. 

When: Tuesday. June 18, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. @ Larkin 



DEJA VU TO YOU 

Where were you last year at f^arienbad? Where will you be when deja vu 

strikes again? When time is suspended, what will you be wearing and what 

you be saying? Are Dali's watches melting over your tree branches? 

"Last Year at Marienbad" will be shown. Performances, costumes and 

help with decor are needed. Bring booze, snacks, cushions and folding 

chairs. 

When: Friday, June 21 , 8 pm. 

Info & location: Call Zeus at 355-6207. 



BURNING MAN FILM AND ERECTION 

We will once again assist the Burning Man in his ascendance. The man (a 
beautifully-crafted 40-foot figure illuminated by a ghostly glow) will be 
raised to a standing position from his berth on a 60-foot barge, moored 
between Piers #2 and #3 at Fort f\^ason. Prior to the raising, a 
reception and showing of past Burning f^an films will take place in Fort 
Mason's Cowell Theater. After the raising, the man w\\ remain on the 
barge for public viewing for 7 days. Assistance for this event will be 
needed. Crowd monitoring, pre-event set-up, post-event clean-up and 
registering attendees for the desert trek on Labor Day are a few of the 
tasks at hand. Volunteers are also needed to babysit the Man during his 
7-day stay at Fort Mason. We are required by the GGNRA to post a 24- 
hour watch on/near the barge until the Man is disassembled and removed. 
We will need 10-15 helpers for both the Fort Mason and desert events. 
Interested? We're arranging the calender NOW. 
When: Saturday, June 22, 7:30 pm. 
Where: Fort Mason Center, Marina & Laguna Streets 
Info: L. Harvey 621-3675 or S. Melmoth 566-3301. 



A SILENT FILM FESTIVAL 

A 3 film festival with an audience participation soundtrack. Audience 
member musicians are asked to bring instruments and improvise music to 
the silent films they watch. There will be breaks between films and people 
are encouraged to bring refreshments. No smoking! Sponsored by Ronn 
665-0219. Call now, attendance is limited. 
When: Sunday, June 23rd, 7 pm. 
Where: 1442 Judah Street 




A CACOPHONOUS TEA PARTY 

Relive the splendid decadence of yesteryear as we gather in elegant 

attire and take afternoon tea in the magnificent Garden Court of the 

newly-restored Palace Hotel. Tea, scones, cookies, chocolates and 

"authentic" sandwiches will be ours for the feasting (and for the paying 

of a moderate $16.00, which includes the three Tease-tea, tax and tip.) 

Send: A note with your full name, marital status and phone number along 

with a five dollar, non-refundable deposit by June 15. Please make checks 

out to "Cash" and sign the front and back! Or leave the name blank and I 

will fill it in. Send to: A Cacophonous Tea Party, 83 Downey Street, San 

Francisco, CA 941 1 7. The remainder ($11) will be collected before the 

event. If you don't show up, your deposit goes toward the tip. If you 

forget to send a deposit on time, or want to cancel, call for info. 

When: Saturday, June 29th, 2 pm. (try not to be late...we have 

reservations!) 

Where: The Palace Hotel. 

Meet: At Lotta's Fountain, Market and Kearney Street. 

Cost: $16 

Dress: Victorian, Edwardian or none of the above (although something 

formal or creative is urged). 

Your Host: Sir Frederick Downey, K.G.B. 731-9207 



SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY (Non-Cacophony Events) 
Spike's Cafe (139 - 8th Street) will be holding a Twin Peaks party for 
the final 2 episodes of this doomed TV show on f^onday, June 10th at 9 
pm. Think how much more interesting this could be if you dress up as the 
Log Lady or as the Giant! Info: 255-1392. 

The Dreamers of Decadence and The Greater Bay Area Costumer's Guild 
are sponsoring The First Annual Summer Romantic Poetry Competition on 
Sunday, June 23 at 1 1 :30 AM. Meet promptly at the Boathouse at Stow 
Lake in Golden Gate Park, where rowboats will be hired. Recitation of 
works by the Romantic poets will occur as participants row past each 
other on the Lake. Period dress required : 1798 to 1850. (Please note 
that although both Cacophony and The Costumer's Guild enjoy doing 
unusual events in unlikely locations, the CG has a much stricter dress code. 
Please respect their sartorial wishes.) 
Call Jwlhyfer (Julifer) at 864-5511 for details. 

Serious treasure hunt buffs may want to look into the Pickle Family Circus 
Treasure Hunt which will be held on Sunday, June 2nd. This city-wide 
event is very big, very elaborate and very expensive! Info: 826-0747 

June is National Accordion Awareness Month! 

All events are in San Francisco & free unless otfierwise noted. 
Deadline for June Events is Wednesday, June 26th. 



« Cacophony Comments about the media taste of religion or vice versa. » 

What's on the menu for The Last Supper? The image of JESUS has been spotted amid the pasta on a Pizza Hut 
billboard in Alanta, Georgia. A media spokesman has denied any intent at subliminal messages. «» Something you 
won't find at See's Candy is a Tequila-flavored lollipop, complete with cactus beetle larva. To find the nearest sweet 
shop which does carry this treat, call 1-800-EAT-WORM. «» The newest brand of smokes on the market comes in a 
black package embossed with a skull and aossbones. Check your local novelty shops for DEATH cigarettes «» The 
Coalition Against FANTASIA'S Exhibition has been continuing it's pressure against local treaters. This diverse 
coalition against the Walt Disney film includes an anti-drug group opposed to the depiction of dancing mushrooms and 
opium poppies, a local church which is against the satanic references, an organization of gay activists condemning the 
stereotypical heterosexual centaurs, a clinic for weight disorders which is offended by the hippopotamus ballerinas 
and a conservation group which is upset by the irresponsible waste of water by Mickey Mouse. Info: 415/731-9207 
«» How do you feel about not-so-subliminal advertising on rental videos? In Miami, Florida, some young viewers, 
watching "Lassie's Great Adventure" were exposed to a six minute tale of doggie porn. «» 

Rough Draft has a new address . See below. 

ENVELOPES! ENVELOPES! Once again, the cry goes out for envelopes! Rough Draft needs envelopes. The reason 
for the pictures on the subscriber envelopes is to cover up the return address on the recycled business envelopes that 
we use. Our supply is now exhausted and we need your help to find more. Check your local recycling center or grab a 
box from where you work. Let us know and we'll make arrangements to pick them up. 

WE ARE EVERYWHERE! Do you know of any strange events, unusual restaurants, weird bars, secret passageways 
into underground tombs or other such urban playgrounds? 
Call the Cacophony Society at 415/665-0351. 

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JULY EVENTS: 



A CACOPHONOUS TEA PARTY 

Relive the splendid decadence of yesteryear as we gather in 
elegant attire and take afternoon tea in the magnificent Garden Court of the 
newly-restored Palace Hotel. Tea, scones, cookies, chocolates and 
"authentic" sandwiches will be ours for the feasting (and for the paying of a 
moderate $16, which includes the three Tease-tea, tax and tip.) Send : A note 
with your full name, marital status and phone number along with a five dollar, 
non-refundable deposit asap. Please make checks out to "Cash" and sign the 
front and the back! Or leave the name blank and I will fill it in. Send to: A 
Cacophonous Tea Party, 83 Downey Street, San Francisco, CA 94117. The 
remainder ($11) will be collected before the event. If you don1 show up, your 
deposit goes towards the tip. If you haveni sent a deposit by the day of the 
event and still want to come, or want to cancel, call for info. Note: This event 
was rescheduled from an earlier date.) 
When: Saturday, July 6th, 2:30 Pl^ 
Where: Meet at Lotta's Fountain, Market & Kearney Streets 
Cost: $16 

Dress: Victorian, Edwardian or none of the above (although something formal 

or creative is urged). 

Your Host: Sir Frederick Downey, K.G.B. 731-9207 

CLOWNS NIGHT AT CLOWN ALLEY (OR, 

WHAT D'YA THINK OF MY POKER FACE NOW. BOZO??) 

An infamous event from the storied past of a 
certain notorious adventure group ancestral to Cacophony, 
an event that many people know about and a few actually 
attended, involved a menacing accumulation of clowns in 
an unexpected context. Participants distributed themselves 
at bus slops atong a certain Muni route, and on cue they 
inexplicably boarded a randomly-selected bus, one or two at a time- 
presumably leaving the innocent passengers permanently disturbed if not 
twisted. 

Tonight, we will gather in full clown regalia to attempt to recreate 
the eerie ambience of that legendary event. After planning the exact timing 
and nuances of the psychic assault to the strains of opera at a favorite bistro, 
we will execute the plan at a well-known and aptly-named purveyor of carnivia 
on tower Columbus, possibly followed by one or two additional tableaux 
(B.Y 0. Idea). We will then retire to a more private setting for a friendly game 
of Ctown Poker. Some people find it easier to be inscmtable in white face. 
(P.S.-No rabid vegan clown protesters, please, i picture an event that's eerily 
magical rather than obnoxious.) 
When: Saturday, July 13th, 8:30 PM 

Where: Meet at the Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Avenue between Broadway 
and Montgomery. 

Your Hosts: Urban (Koko) Shocker and his fiendishly cute sidekicks 
Clarabelle and Buffoonery Bob. 



INSECT CULT (LOCAL #2): INITIATION 
AND POST-APOCALYPSE LUNCH 

You are invited to join the second chapter of the Insect Cult. Details 
of the first chapter will be divulged during initiation. We will meet in enemy 
territory then walk a couple of blocks to our initiation and picnic site where we 
will swap stories and eat lunch as we watch the end of the world pass by. 
Prizes! Cast about for flies later, if you must. 

Bring: 1) Your entomological paraphernalia, if you have any; 2) Food or drink 
that you think may go well with insects; 3) Your best insect stories; 4) Warm 
clothing for the Outer Sunset District. 
When: Sunday, July 14th, High Noon 
Where: Meet outside 3420 Judah Street for further instructions 
Your host and chef: Jiminy, 848-6126 
RSVP if you want to ensure sufficient insects. 






A DAY WITH DAEDILUS II 

This event will have two simultaneous parts. One will be a rappel 
down a cliff tocated in the middle of San Francisco! This rappel is suitable for 
all skill levels from beginners to...? The other part will be the climbing of a very 
interesting and puzzling crack going up the same diff. Beginners will enjoy 
seeing how far up they can climb and rock jocks will enjoy trying to reach the 
top. There will be an experienced and knowledgeable leader to show 
beginners how to do this to assist more experienced climbers. The 
atmosphere will be non-professional and participation will be facilitated with 
fun, comfort and safety as the main considerations. Climbing equipment will be 
provided. Afterwards, we'll retire to the Hong Kong Restaurant on Church 
Street for tasty and incredibly inexpensive Chinese food 
When: Sunday, July 2l8t, 10:30 AM 

Where: Meet Lincoln Way at 7th Avenue, just inside Golden Gate Park near 
the baseball diamond. Please call to RSVP, as space is limited to 10 people. 
Bnng: 1) A car if you have one, your feet if you don1; 2) $2 to cover 
equipment costs; 3) Comfortable clothing allowing free movement; 4) 
Sunscreen and hat; 5) A container of water for thirst (no water neaiby and 
we'll be there several hours); 6) Snuggly-fitting sneakers or hiking boots; 7) 
Snacks and munchies to keep you going through the day; 8) A day pack to 
carry the above in, to leave your hands free; 9) A camera so someone can 
take a picture of you on Hard Rock! 




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CARNIVAL '92 

Put on your dancin' shoes and team to samba, play a percussion 
instrument, march in the bubble brigade or help plan and constnjct our 
own float. We are preparing for Carnival '92. So bring your creative 
ideas and enthusiasm to our organizational meeting. We will meet as a 
group once a month and subgroups will plan their own meeting schedutes 
to learn dances, etc. 
When: Monday, July 22nd 
Info: Gardenia Garlic 681-3189 or Bianca O'Blivion 621-1010 

CACOPHONY MEETING 

Do your friends and co-wori(ers think that you're a little bit strange? 
Have you been longing to meet new frtends with a bizarre state of mind? 
Do you think you know all there is to know about this cool grey city of love? 
If you answered "yes" to even one of these questions, then you are advised 
to come to the July meeting of the Cacophony Society, where embryonic 
ideas for future events fly like bees and you may actually get to see 
photos of past events! You will not be disappointed. 
Bring along some dough for food & drink. 
When: Tuesday, July 23rd, 7:30 PM 
Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. @ Larkin 

THE 2nd ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN 1950'S TUPPERWARE 
BACKYARD BARBEQUE 

Pull on your Pedal Pushers & Bermuda Shorts for the 2nd 
Annual Great American Backyard Barbeque & Improv Jazz Party. In the 
spirit all great cookouts, bring something to throw on the grill & food & 
drink to share. (Please bring food in your best picnic Tuppenware. Don't 
forget musical instruments & your favorite '50's records & tapes.) 
When: Sunday, July 28th, 2:00 PM 
Where: A suburban home in the Sunset District. 
Info: 681-3189 

FUTUREiviNTS; 

Aug 31st, Labor Day Weekend: BURNING MAN IN THE BLACK ROCK 
DESERT Once again, we will accompany the Burning Man into the vast 
Black Rock Desert for an event-filled weekend. Scheduled activittes 
include: wind sailing, a formal-dress cocktail party, the construction of a 
brick oven, bread baking, hot springs bathing, hot air balloons, bungee 
jumping, the 0X0 Bar and Lounge, the Desert Rat Cafe, music, dancing, 
theatrics, video & filmaking, an elaborate photography event (strange 
objects and costumed people will be staged at special locations on the 
desert floor), and of course, the erection and conflagration of the 
Burning hton. Lastyear, some 150 peopte were at this event There is a 
$15 admission fee for each adult. Info: 621-3675 
You must purchase vour rfis prvation beforp .InIv 31 st Send your check 
to: 

BURNING MAN 
575 Pierce St,. #102 
San Francisco, C A 941 17 

Sept 15th: 1910 BEACH PARTY A costumed event at the SF Sand 
Castle Competitran. We will wear turn-of-the-century swimware as we 
frolic on the beach. Cost of costuming materials required. 

RETURN OF THE AFRICAN QIJFPN A unique late evening potluck 
bart)eque as we board a decaying, 45 foot, wooden ship which has been 
mired in the delta mud for many decades. 

ANGEL ISLAND AFTER DARK? H.P. Lovecraft is brought back from 
the dead during an overnight cam pout on Angel Island. We will become the 
characters in our own dari< performance. 

A series of ONE ACT PLAYS performed in the stores around Union 
Square. 




SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY: 

YLEM FORUM: 3-D: Of Art & Opportunity 

YLEM, an organization involved in exploring art and technology will 

present a Forum titled "3-D: Of Art & Opportunity" on the artistic use 

of various three-dimensional imaging processes. Artists, using painting, 

computer graphics, multi-image, film , tetevision and phscollography will 

demonstrate examples of their work in 3-D. Discussion to follow. 

When: Wednesday, July 24th, 7:30 PM 

Where: San Francisco Exploratorium in the McBean Theater 

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Info: Louis Brill 664-0694 

C.A.F.E. - In the grand tradition of Cacophony infiltrations, we will appear 
incognito with the Coalition Against Fantasia's Exhibition. They will 
demonstrate once again at the Castro Theater. These denouncers of 
Walt Disney's masterpiece are angry about the commercialization of 
classical music, scenes which are too spooky for kids, ovenveight balterina 
stereotypes, Mickey Mouse wasting water, evolution, Satan, sexist 
centaurs and dancing, psychedelic mushrooms! We blended in at some of 
their earlier demonstrations and managed to make these people bok even 
more foolish than they are! They didn't catch on before, so if we play it 
straight, maybe we can pull it off again... 
When: Sunday, July 7th around 3:30 PM 
Where: Castro Theater 





« Cacophony Comments about choosing your food, freedom and speech» 
You can get a copy of The Food Insects Newsletter" by sending $5 to: 
Gene DeFoliart, DepL of Entomology, 545 Russell Laboratories, 
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wl 53706 <o> The first attack by 
Americanized killer bees has been reported in South Texas recently. The 
victim, Jesus Diaz, is quoted as saying: "They gang up on you. Hate 
dominates them." «» The Louisiana Tourist Bureau is looking for ways to 
fix those pesky critters. If you have any good recipe ideas, call 1-800-33- 
GUMBO. <o> There is a Hot Cat somewhere in Berkeley. A garbage 
truck was refused entry to a local dump when it set off a radioactivity 
alarm at the entrance. A search of the load turned up a box of used kitty 
litter containing radioactive droppings. Berkeley is a nuclear-free-zone. 
<o> Among the refuse washing upon the coast of Oregon is thousands of 
tennis shoes. One year ago, a cargo ship tost a container full of Nike shoes 
during a stomi. Since they are not coming ashore in pairs, a shoe exchange 
has been set up by local beachcombers. «» If you prefer to wear 
something tougher, try the "Leather Weekend '91" on July 26, 27, 28. 
Billed as a weekend of "unparalleled self-expression", the brochure lists 
such highlights as Leather Arts, Workshops, Exhibittonism, Fetishism, 
Fashion Show, Special Performances, a Mystery Slave and a Sunday 
morning S&M Brunch. The only plastic they accept is your credit card. 
FAX 415/585-8334 «» The National Stuttering Project recently held 
a demonstration at Warner Bros. Studios to protest the Porky Pig 
cartoon character. They claim that the animated mve is used in a 
negative, derogatory way against kids who stutter. <o> If you find 
something that's out-of-the-ordinary, please send it to Rough Draft. 
«» Our special thanks this month to John Dowdell and the Funeral 
Service Institute. 



WE ARE EVERYWHERE! Do you know of any strange events, unusual 
restaurants, weird t)ars, secret passageways into underground tombs or 
other such urban f^ay grounds ? 

Call the Cacophony Society at 415/665-0351. 



You can experience a year of extra-ordinary activities with a subscription 
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ISSUE #59 AUGUST, 1991 

"The official organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society" 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of 
experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are the fifth dimension of San Francisco's 
underworld the colorful void into which all lost objects travel, the secret door into a part of your mind which 
you didn't even know was there! You may already be a member. 





The Waste Land 1991 

When: Sunday, August 4th, 1 PM 

Where: Amador Street, oft Cargo Way near Third Street. 
Meet in front of the grain silos. 

'And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief, 

And the dry stone no sound of water. Only 

There is shadow under this red rock, 

(Come in under the shadow of this red rock), 

And I will show you something different from either 

Your shadow at morning striding behind you 

Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; 

I will show you fear in a handful of dust. ' 
.. We will go on a walking tour of San Francisco's post-Eliot industrial waste land, 

ending on a bleached and abandoned beach to enjoy barbeque and other non- 
Jfechnological eats and drinks while we discuss whether the waste land is a sterile 
'place doomed to extinction by the fatal flaw of our over-developed frontal lobes 

or if we can awaken a spiritually potent white knight of the soul to release 

ourselves from human kind's love affair with invention. 

Bring: 1) Sun screen and hat; 2) Food to barbeque and share; 3) Something 

congenial to drink; 4) A blanket or other picnic surface; 5) Hiking boots or 

sneakers; 6) A day pack to carry it all in. Barbeque and charcoal will be 

provided. 

Cost: $2 

Your Host: Harry Haller, 415/751-7502, 




The Marcel Proust Support Group 

If you are among the lucky few to have been thoroughly captivated by 
Remembrance of Things Past, and consuming this fabulous work at the agreed 
rate of ten pages per day (at least three of us are, in fact, doing so), you would 
be, as of August 1 , on page 770 of Volume II, or collectively, on page 1802; so 
absorbed are we in our reading, each in the solitude of our cork-lined chambers, 
that we have neglected to gather together for discussion, except serendipitously, 
but we plan to do so, in the Proustian ambiance of The Compass Rose at the St. 
Francis Hotel, on the evening of Thursday, August 8th, at the reasonable hour of 
8:30 Pf^. 



Requiem for a Sunrise (August 6th, 8:15 AM, 1945) Poetry Breakfast 

When: Saturday, August 10th, 8:15 AM 

Where: At the strange tile thing in the shadow of the Jeremiah O'Brien, 

Fort Mason. 
'War was return of earth to ugly earth, 
War was foundering of sublimities, 
Extinction of each happy art and faith. 
By which the world had still kept head in the air. 
Protesting logic or protesting love, 
Until the unendurable moment struck- 
The inward scream, the duty to run mad. 



And we recall the merry ways of guns- 
Nibbling the walls of factory and church 
Like a child, piecrust: felling groves of trees 
Like a child, dandelions with a switch. 
Machine-guns rattle toy-like from a hill 
Down in a row the brave tin-soldiers fall: 
A sight to be recalled in elder days 
When learnedly the future we devote 
To yet more boastful visions of despair. " 
Bring: Thematic poetry to read, breakfast goodies to eat and drink. 
Your Hostess: Geli Tripping 




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or the environment. I've handled bar- 
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I Like My Films & My Coffee Black! 

Join us as we enliven the Padlic Film Archive's film noir series by showing up 
to see THE PHENIX CITY STORY and KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL in our 
best sleazy '40's and '50's attire: snap brim hats and sneers for men; slinky 
dresses and coy looks for women. And .38's wherever you wanna hide 'em. 
When: Saturday, August 10th, 6:00 PM sharp (films starl at 7:30) 
Meet: Lincoln Way at 7th Ave. near the baseball diamond. (We'll carpod to 

Beri<eley from there.) 
Your host: Mugsy Spaulding 

Parallax Party 

The Parallax Party will kick off the 1992 election campaign with a gala event 
at it's San Francisco headquarters. There will be flags and balloons a'plenty as 
Greg Autry Wallace throws his stove pipe hat into the ring and becomes the 
Parallax Party standard bearer. He will recount his youth, growing up in a 
Lincoln Log cabin, introduce his running mate, Mike Lepon, and unveil his plans 
to put a bag on the moon, build a city on the sun, and raise John Frankenstein 
Kennedy from the dead. As Kurt Cline has said: 'A vote for Greg Wallace is a 
vote for pumpkin pie on every table, not in every brain pan. A vote for Greg 
Wallace is a vote for super-luminous beings of incredible magnitude.' Also 
featured will be the new LP by the fabulous Frankenstein Sinatra and a special 
guest appearance by John Dark. 
When: Saturday, August 10th, 8 PM 
Where: 1442 Judah St., upstairs flat. 

Info: 415/665-0219. Ask for Ronn or Greg. Campaign contributions of food 
and beverage welcome. 

Cacophony Meeting 

The time has come once again to gather in the shadows of the Edinburgh 
Castle and hear tales of past events and intimations of future ones. Even if you 
weren't present that night we took over the lingerie department at Mac/s, 
we've got the photos to share, so come on down I A penchant for fish and chips 
is encouraged. 

When: Tuesday, August 20, 7:30 PM 
Where: The upstairs room at the Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. @ Larkin 

Beat the Christmas Rush Picnic (Elf Descending a Hotdog) 

We'll make surreal tableaux and photograph them; one scene will be made 
into my holiday card to send out in December (every attendee will receive one). 
You are encouraged to bring your own camera and pose us in your fantasy 
picture. We did this event a few years back, and the end result was an 'Alice in 
Wonderland Meets Magritte'-type scene, and I would like to continue along 
those non-seasonal nana lines. After May Ray, we'll man wich Al Fresco. And 
let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas! 
When: Sunday, August 25, 1:30 PM 
Where: 'The Thinker" Statue, Palace of Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 

near 33rd Avenue & Clement Street. 
Bring: Odd costumes and props, a peculiar gift to exchange and 

some picnk: food and drink to share. 
Your Host: Santa Duchamp, 415/673-6629 



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«» Gorilla Art in Berkeley? There is fenced-in vacant lot at the corner of 
Telegraph & Haste that has become a rogue art gallery. The exhibit contains 
paintings, constructions, day-glow painted TVs and other tributes to modern life. 
If you wish to add to the collection, the best time is around 2 am. There is an 
opening in the fence in the back corner. «» 'Twin Peaks', the movie, will 
make its debut at your local theater sometime in 1992. «» In Britain, 6 
parakeets which were used as poison gas detectors during the Persian Gulf war 
were awarded citations for bravery. «» An Oklahoma woman, wanting to rid 
her home of insect pests, set off 18 bug bombs before going over to a 
neighbors house. While they were drinking tea, the woman's house-trailer 
exploded when the high concentration of pesticide reached a pilot light. «» 
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY EVENTS:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
«» The third annual Ivy Club Treasure Hunt will add a twist to the hunt game 
in SF on Sept. 21st.. Each team will write a due to be solved by the rest of the 
teams. For $18 they will put you on a team (like 'an all day blind date from hell in 
a small car') or you can enter your own team (of up to 5 people) for $60. Later, 
there will be a party in Padfic Heights. For more info, call Alexandra Dixon, 
Huntmistress at 415/995-2324. «» 'The Freeway Is Falling' a multimedia slide 
show about the destruction of the Embarcadero Freeway will be presented 
behind a live group of nursing mothers. The show(?) will be held on August 4th, 
4 pm, at the Art Ranch, 136 Alpha Street, near the south end of 3rd Street. 
«» Lisa B. Herskovits, publisher of 'Bikini Girl Magazine', has invited all 
Cacophony Sodely members to attend a rowdy networking party on August 
15th at Nightingale's Bar on East 13th St. 4 2nd Ave. in Manhattan, New York . 
The fun starts at 6 pm. You can give Lisa a call @ 212/704-7854. «» 

WE ARE EVERYWHERE! Do you know of any strange events, unusual 
restaurants, weird bars, secret passageways into underground tombs or other 
such urban playgrounds? Call the Cacophony Sodety at 415/665-0351. 

You can experience a year of extra-ordinary adivities with a subscription to 
Rough Draft. Send $10 (check or money order) to: 

ROUGH DRAFT 

P.O. Box 426392 

San Francisco, CA 94142-6392 

ABOUT THOSE CRAZY ENVELOPES... like some form of random digital image 
sampling, each subscriber envelope comes with a unique image. These images 
are seleded & clipped from the voluminous mass of discarded magazines 
produced by human culture. We recyde the mental landfill! 

For Cacophony events in Los Angeles, send $10 to: 
THE ZONE 

6085 Venice Blvd. #82 
Los Angeles, CA 90034 

© 1991 Rough Draft, Edwina Pythagoras & Genevive J. Petrone, Editors. 
Please copy & distribute. 



Travel To the Black Rock Desert, 
Raise A Giant Man And Burn Him! 
Labor Day Weekend, Aug 31st, Sept. 1st & 2nd. 

Once again, we will accompany the Burning Man into the vast 1400 square 
mile Nevada desert for an event-filled weekend. In the mkJdIe of this barren 
flat, we will create a temporary community around a 4-story tall wooden man, 
sheathed in blue neon. Scheduled adivities indude: desert surfing, wind sailing, 
a formal-dress cocktail parly, music, dandng, bread baking in a brick oven, hot' 
springs bathing, bungee jumping from a hot air balloon, the 0X0 Lounge, the 
Desert Rat Cafe, an elaborate photography event, a dada shaman ritual by the 
Lost Indian Tribe of San Francisco, and of course, the eredion and / 

conflagration of the Burning Man. To join this annual desert trek, please serf 
check ($15 per person) to: ^ 

BURNING MAN 

575 Pierce St. #102 

San Frandsco, CA 94117 
You will receive a map and desert guide. Please indicate interest in carpooling. 
There will be caravans leaving on the evenings of Aug. 29th & Aug. 30th. Some 
events and services may be extra. For more info call 41 5/566-3301 . 

SEPTEMBER EVENTS 

The Cacophony Birthday Party 

We are 5 years old. Bring cake and party hats. We'll be handing out copies 
of Rough Draft issue #1 , displaying photos, news clippings, showing videos of 
past events, and telling those wild stories. Bring money for beer. 
When: Tuesday, September 24th, 7:30 PM. 
Where: The upstairs room at the Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. @ Larkin 

The San Francisco Mystery Hunt 

A chance to play Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, ferreting out clues 
hidden in a dozen obscure locations around San Frandsco. If you think you 
know the City's hidden nooks and crannies, if you relish a good clue-solving 
game, this is for you. Similar to the annual Chinese New Year's Treasure Hunt, 
only on a citywide scale. Parlidpants will be divided into teams of 4 or 5, each 
traveling in one vehicle, and will be given maps dividing the city into 12 zones. A 
dozen written dues will lead to a hidden location in each zone. Come as a team, 
or individually, and we'll pair you up with other folks. 
Bring: Vehides gassed up; $2 materials fee; any reference works you think 
appropriate; a spirit of adventure, a zest for experience and a good 25 cent 
cigar. Calling to reserve a team slot is encouraged. (Participants in the PFC 
Treasure Hunts are, alas, ineligible to compete). 
When: Saturday, September 28th, 2 PM 

Where: Meet on the steps of the Main Library, Larkin & McAllister Streets 
Your host: Jeffrey Spaulding, 415/564-5047 

All events are in San Frandsco & free unless otherwise noted. 
Deadline for September Events is Friday, Aug 23rd. 
..•:;::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::FUTURE EVENTS IN THE PLANNING:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::; 

Casting call for those who would like work on The Souare at Nioht . 
An evening of one acts performed in various Union Square locations, including 
hotels, stores and sidewalks. Short scenes ranging from 2 to 5 minutes are 
needed. The major theme will be love-lost, true, forsaken, etc. Actors and 
enthusiastic production help are also desperately needed. If you wish to submit 
pieces or contribute in any other creative way, please call. 
Yahoon Doorstop, 415/661-6331 evenings. 

Return Of The African Queen . A unique late evening potluck 
barbeque as we board a decaying, 45 foot, wooden ship which has been mired 
in the delta mud for many decades. 

Anael Island After Dark ? H.P. Lovecraft is brought back from the 
dead during an ovemight campout on Angel Island. We will become the 
characters in our own dark performance. 




ROUGH DRAFT 

The Official Organ Of The San Francisco Cacophony Society 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale 
of mainstream society. We are the ever-constant contestants of "You Bet Your Life", the opalescent underbelly of a rare, 
seasonal insect and the Postmistress Generals of the wild post office of your mind. '"^ 

You may already be a member! 




Thrill To The Sounds Of Bassey At Her Best 

Stars of the human variety are supposed to be larger than life 
like their celestial equivalents. When one rises to the top of the success 
tree as a singer or actor, one must be prepared to become something of a 
goldfish in a bowl, observed by all and sundry at all times, and always be 
expected to be a spectacular goldfish in life style and behavior, tvlost 
stars are not enamored with this constantly glaring spotlight, but it's all 
part of the panoply of popularity, and if you are SHIRLEY BASSEY, you 
cope with it exceptionally well, and you are larger than life. ' 

We will converge to toast and pay tribute to this half- 
forgotten Priestess of Pop Pablum. The event will consist of observing a 
short audio-visual presentation on the life and art of the Sassy (vliss 
Bassey, followed by listening (reverently, of course) to selected works, 
including "Gold Finger", "Hey Big Spender" and an array of her other 
sparkling hits ... well ... wanna-be hits. We will also sip cocktails and hob- 
nob in hushed whispers between classics. 

lifted from Shirley Bassey I Wish You Love LP liner notes. 

When: Thursday, September 19th, 8:30 pm (event will start semi- 
promptly and will be in the "short but sweet" category) 

Where: 243 Lincoln Way #1 , near 4th Ave. 

Bring: Cocktail regalia and paraphernalia. 

Info: 415/665-0351 



The Red Cent Equinox Extravganza 

Find a penny pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck. 
Join Peter Copperseed as he parades down Haight Street scattering 
copious copper coinage and bringing good karma to all the boys and girls. 
Bring your extra pennies, outrageous ensemble and any interest-bearing 
ideas for later. 

When: Sunday, September 22nd, 2 pm. 

Meet: at the corner of Haight & Ashbury. 

Info: 415/665-0351 



The Cacophony Birthday Party 

We are 5 years old with this issue. 
We'll be showing videos, displaying 
photos and news clippings and handing 
out copies of Rough Draft issue #1. 
This is the time to hear those wild 
stories about memorable events and 
past pranks. And we can plan some 
new ones! 

When: Tuesday, September 24th, 
7:30 pm, 

Where: The upstairs room at the 
Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. 
near Larkin, Bring your favorite 
party hat, some money for beer and a 
cake if you wish. 




The San Francisco Mystery Hunt 

A chance to play Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, ferreting 
out clues hidden in a dozen obscure locations around San Francisco. If you 
think you know the City's hidden nooks and crannies, if you relish a good 
clue-solving game, this is for you. Similar to the annual Chinese New 
Year's Treasure Hunt, only on a citywide scale. Participants will be 
divided into teams of 4 or 5, each traveling in one vehicle, and will be given 
maps dividing the city into 12 zones. A dozen written clues will lead to a 
hidden location in each zone. Come as a team, or individually, and we'll pair 
you up with other folks. 
When: Saturday, September 28th, 2 pm. 

Where: Meet on the steps of the Main Library, Larkin & McAllister Sts. 
Bring: Vehicles gassed up; $2 materials fee; any reference works you 
think appropriate; a spirit of adventure, a zest for experience and a 
good 25 cent cigar. Calling to reserve a team slot is encouraged. 
(Participants in the PFC Treasure Hunts are, alas, ineligible to 
compete). Your host: Jeffrey Spaulding, 415/564-5047 

A Group Art Show And Reception 

Show your stuff! This reception is open to artists and non- 
artists alike. Wine and cheese will be available. 

When: Sunday, September 29th, 6 pm to midnight. 

Where: 1442 Judah St, upstairs fiat. 
Artists may bnng up to 5 pieces which must be installed by Saturday, 
September 28th. 
Call for appointment, 415/665-0219. Ronn "Art-Pert" Rosen, Curator. 

All events are in San Francisco & free unless otherwise noted. 
Deadline for listing October Events is Friday, September 27th. 

:::::::::::::::::::::::::: SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY EVENTS :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
«» The Art Deco Society is sponsoring their annual picnic on Sunday, 
Sept. 8th at the Dunsmuir Home in Oakland. You can experience an 
afternoon in 1925 at this beautiful estate. After a sumptuous picnic 
supper, you stroll through ten acres of gardens, admire the great white 
mansion and then, under the fluttering paper lanterns, tango and foxtrot 
into the twilight. Admission is $25, reservations must be made by Sept. 
2nd. If you wish to join other cacophony members for a Gatsby Summer 
Afternoon, call Gardenia at 415/681-3189 or Rainer at 415/731-5797. 




WE ARE EVERYWHERE! Do you know of any strange events, unusual 
restaurants, weird bars, secret passageways into underground tombs or 
other such urban playgrounds'!* 

Call the Cacophony Society at 415/665-0351. 

You can experience a year of extra-ordinary activities with a subscription 
to Rough Draft. Send $10 to: 

ROUGH DRAFT 

P.O. BOX 426392 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94142-6392 

© 1991 Rougfi Draft, Edwina Pythagoras & Genevive J. Petrone, Editors. 
Please copy & distribute 



OBITUARY 
Twinkle Toes passed away quietly on August 19th. She was a 
veteran of many events including The Oakland Sewer Tour and the 
Bart Lounge. Twinkle Toes is survived by Lisa, Amanda, Noah 
Knows, and Uncle Mike. Services (and a w/ake) will be held at the 
Presido Pet Cemetery, located near 
the intersection of Chrissy Field & 
IVlcDowell Avenues, on Thursday, 
September 12th, 8 pm. Bring 
plastic flowers, trinkets, and 
icons for decoration. 
Wear black. 
Info: 415/824-8525 




::::::::::::::::::::: FUTURE EVENT IDEAS IN THE PLANNING :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
Casting call for those who would like work on The Square at 
Night. An evening of one acts performed in various Union Square 
locations, including hotels, stores and sidewalks. Short scenes ranging 
from 2 to 5 minutes are needed. The major theme will be love-lost, true, 
forsaken, etc. Actors and enthusiastic production help are also 
desperately needed. If you wish to submit pieces or contribute in any 
other creative way, please call. Yahoon Doorstop, 415/661-6331 
evenings. <o> Something Fishy is being planned for the menu at the 
Steinhart Aquarium. «» Mr. Bubble will once again unroll several hundred 
feet of Halloween dada on Castro Street. The usual reaction of the 
crowd is expected. «» Have you ever wanted to toss your TV from a 
second story balcony? Bring your old set to the Kill Yotjr TV event. It|| 
must be in some kind of working condition since it will be operating on^! 
impact. Yes, the event will be captured on video tape. «» The Atomic 
Cafe is now exploring the site of it's 3rd underground blast. «» And 
there are even more half-baked ideas like... The Haopv Donut Contest ani 
Paintball Clowns ? 



::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: CACOPHONY COMMENTS :::::::::::::::;::::::::::::::::; 
«<»The reincarnation of San Francisco's Emperor Norton is currently" 
living in a school bus at the corner of Third and 25th Street. His royal 
majesty, "Emperor Arcadia", has expanded his realm to include the entire 
planet. Taking the position that government is corrupt, religion is 
possessed, and that most of humanity is in an embryonic state of 
development which he described as zombies, his first edict has been to 
claim diplomatic immunity for himself and declare the Earth bankrupt. In 
his capacity as Jesus Christ, Satan, the Holy Ghost, the Director-General 
of the United Nations, King, Metaphysician and The Lord Messiah, he has 
offered to heal the sick, provide a guaranteed income, and punish the 
guilty by spanking. His two-page tract ends by stating that everything is 
an illusion and none of us are actually here. Great stuff, but even if you 
don't stop by for a chat, be sure to see his bus. It's a real work of art! 
«» In Florida, the Saviour has allowed himself to be recorded by the 
Christian Faith Phone Network. You can now hear HIS voice by calling 
900-773-5378 (just $1 .95 a minute). Sounds like a sell-out. If you wish 
to register a protest, you can dial direct to his virgin mother at 1-800- 
232-MARY. Does anyone have God's fax number? «» For those who are 
following the progress of the Fantasia Protest, get a copy of Time 
magazine, Aug 12th. «» If you find something that's out-of-the- 
ordinary, please send it to Rough Draft. 



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Friday, October 4th, 7 pm 
Are you ieeling bored, run down, exislentially 
blah? Are you hungry for the unanticipated in 
your life? Do you surprise easily? Does the 
mysterious seem to pass you by? If you answered 
YES to any ONE of these questions, then the Zone 
of the Unknown is for you. Attend the ZPP (Zone 
Planning Party) to find out how to expect the 
unexpected during October. (Note to previous 
Zone Trip participants: this Zone is conceptual 
rather than geographical.) 
Where: Z.O.T.U. Planning Headquarters at 626 - 
33rd Ave. #8 (between Balboa and Anza Sts.) 
Bring: Drinks and some nicer hors d'oeuvres 
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I Know Thou Art, Prithee What Am I? 

Saturday, October 5th, 2 pm 
"A Comedy of Erors" meets 'Pee Wee's 
Playhouse". Imagine Shakespeare's 
tackiest play set in Pee Wee Hennan's wacky 
mondo! fslo parts are rehearsed, this is an 
audience-participation party, held by Joeworks. 
Bring your copy of the script, your own 
character interpretation, your own food/non- 
alcoholic beverages, your great looks and winning 
personalities plus goofy sound effects. To grab a 
role, contact Joe Collins at 510/653-4571. 
Where: The Redwood Memorial Grove in Golden 
Gate Park (just west of the Rose Garden on JFK 
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Perhaps the "P"-€St Party on the Planet! 

Friday, October 11th, promptly, post- or pre-7 pm 
Participate in parior games for prizes. Prate poetry, 
prose. Paint pictures, play with playdough. Portray 
peculiar personalities (i.e., pirate, pharmacist, Pee 
Wee, pigmy, playboy playmate, paranoid psychotic, 
pilgrim or pervert, etc.). Please pack a potluck 
picnic (i.e., purple Peruvian potatoes, pina coladas, 
pickles, pork, poundcake, etc.). Prepare to pee 
plenty in private privy. Pseudonyms prefered. 
\ Brought to you by the letter "P". Problems? 
Phone Pocket Pet People at 415/824-8525. 
Where: 297 Richland Ave, south side of 
Bernal Heights, near Holly Park. 



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pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society* We are the dossed 
seekers of the stranse, the unsettled urban masterminds of hidden fun and saboteurs 
of the mundane. You may already be a member! 




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Thursday, October 17th, 5:04 pm 
As a tribute to the passing of a monolithic era, the last privately-owned car to 
drive on the Embarcadero Freeway will approximate the route traveled 
exactly one year ago. Be at the Ferry Building sometime after 5 pm and look 
for the battered Olds Cutlass. You may want to bring a bottle of champagne 
to christen the stern. 

Skating The Wasteland 

Saturday, October 19th, Noon 
We will convene in a flat, abandoned world high above the twisted, decayed 
wreckage left when mankind inevitably devolved to a more comfortable 
primordial state. With any luck the rennaining denizens will not be able to catch 
us. Rent skates (from 10 am to 1 1 :30 am) at Magic Skate Company, 3038 
Fulton St at 6th Ave, $12.50 per pair. Skates must be back by 5 pm that day. 
This is the cheapest rental anywhere, get there ASAP, skates go fast on 
Saturday. Meet at 12 noon in the parking k)t on the North side of Amiy St. 
between Missouri and Mississippi Sts. Come even if you can1 skate. Bring 1) 
casual post-atomic skating garb, 2) knee pads, 3) boom boxes with 
appropriate music, 4) snacks and drinks. Skateboards? ID required!! Rain or 
heavy overcast will postpone this event until Sunday, Oct. 20th (same 
time/place). Sabastion Melmolh 415/566-331©^ I 

The Cacophony Meeting 

Monday, October 21st, 7:30 pm 
Bring a dead or slumbering mind back to life at the latest of the monthly 
meetings of the Cacophony Society. You can be shy and hide in the shadows 
downstairs or be bold and join the in wild melee upstairs where all ideas are 
welcome and a good tale will be guaranteed to cause mirthful laughter. Got 
any good ideas for a November event? 
Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. near Larkin. 

Backyard Weed Electrocution and Barbecue 

Saturday, October 26th, 6:30 pm 
Experience Michael Kan's 'Poisonous Electric Wire Juice" first hand. See 
plants light up, steam, pop and wilt before your very eyes. Kan built this 
custom gardening devfoe and wants to give us a live demonstration. To make 
the party complete, a barbecue will be set up for potluck treats. Dress warmly 
and wear rubber soled shoes. Event will be cancelled in case of damp 
weather. Call first: Steve 415/5487-2628, 
Where: 125 Pope St. near corner of Geneva and Mission Sts. 

The 3rd Annual Mr. But)ble Halloween Prank 

Thursday, October 31st, 9 pm 
Mister Bubble will once again unroll several hundred feet of plastic bubble 
wrap (a la Christo) down the center of Castro Street between 17th and 19th, 
The usual reaction of the crowd is expected, 

NOVEMBER EVENTS 

Spawn Until Yer Batteries Drain! 

Sunday, November 3rd, 3:30 pm 
Gather outside the Steinharl Aquarium to take part in a glowing fishy event. 
Fifteen people are needed to be luminous neon fishheads to tour the aquarium 
and commune with the captives therein, Aftenwards, we will assemble outside 
to light a neon bonfire and barbecue fish sticks (or anything else you would like 
to bring). Wear something appropriately fishy (hip waders are optional), bring 
enough money for admission to the aquarium, and at least 8 AA alkaline 
batteries (twice that if you would like to spawn tonger). Neon fish headgear will 
be provided. Get your minimum daily requirements of EMR and be a fishhead 
too! This event is sponsored by Karl's Garage-O-Neon where if it's art, it's in 
the garage. Call 415/822-2523 for more info. 

Burning Man Benefit 

Thursday, November 7th. 
Re-live the l.abor Bay Burning Man experience in the comfort of a SOMA club. 
Share the film, video, sIkJe show, live music and fire dancing. More details in 
the November issue of Rough Draft. 

Charles Bukowski Support Group 

Friday. November 8th 
'Maybe I should have hiiowed up thai giri with tits in art dass, but it's hard to 
please a woman'- from the published wori« of Charles Bukowski. 

All events are in San Francisco & tree unless otherwise noted. Deadline for 
November events is October 25th. If you mailed in an event write up and have 
not received an acknowledgement trom us, be sure to call, some mail has 
arrived 2 weeks late. 415/665-0351 




::::::::;:::::::::::::::::::::: SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY EVENTS :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
Virtnrian Mouminn at the Nentune Society Columbarium-The Greater Bay 
Area Costumer's Guild (Dreamers of Decadence) presents an afternoon of 
atmosphere, poetry, history and an exhibitfon of Victorian Mourning and 
fashionable bJack accessories and attire on Sunday, October 20, 1 - 5 pm, to 
be held at the Columbarium at One Loraine Court, behind the Coronet 
Theater which is at Geary and Arguello Blvds. There will be a slide show and 
lecture on dothing and customs surrounding death in the Vk:torian Era, plus ar 
infomial talk on "The Art and Architecture of Death". Please dress in your 
finest Victorian mourning garments or in pure and tasteful black. No one will be 
admitted after 1:30 pm (or without black dothing). For more info: 510/486- 
8232. 

::::::::::::::::::::::::: FUTURE EVENT IDEAS IN THE PLANNING :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
Have you ever wanted to toss your TV from a second story balcony? Bring 
your old set to the Kill Your TV event, «» Day of the Dead is fooking for a 
space in which to come alive. «» The Atomic Cafe is now exploring the site 
of it's 3rd underground blast, «» Anonymous Sex Sensorium: Experience 
safe sex arousal with other people completely anonymously! «» 

CACOPHONY COMMENTS 

900/568-7799 is the phone number for Dial-a-Pope (in Spanish) at $4 per call. 
«» Where are The Billboard Liberators now that we're tired of seeing that 
hard-packed, phallic-faced, sexist beast known as the Camelman? «» You 
can receive a nify pamphlet of dada-attered ads by sending a dollar and a 
SASE to: The Stranger, P.O. Box 31848, Seattle, WA 98103 (also available on 
HyperCard stack, just include a disk) «» We found the inscription below on 
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PERSONALS 

Voluptuous, brown female with tong tail seeks large, furry, fertile male for one 

night stand. Norwegian rodent stock preferred. Call 415/824-8525. 

REVIEWS 

"Color Photographs and Sculpture" by Sandy Skogland consists of eriee 

scenes which have a style resembling some staged cacophony events. A free 

exhibit through November 2nd @ Kyle Roberts Gallery,185 Post St, San 

Francisco. 

"Barton Fink" is a real treat for David Lynch fans as Eraser Head meets Blue 
Velvet in 1940 Los Angeles, Now showing at local theaters. 

CACOPHONY HOTLINE 

Rough Draft subscribers who would like to be called about spontaneous 
events that often arise between newsletters should call the Cacophony 
Society at 415/665-0351 . Please leave your name, phone number and an^ 
special interests you may have. 

LOST & FOUND 

Various articles often appear after 
cacophony events. Give us a call if you ^ 
want to report a missing item or claim one 
Here's the current list. LOST: a theatrical 
makeup kit. FOUND: a rhinestone 
bracelet, one goW glove, a head-mounted 
flashlight, uoibrella, frying pan and a denim 
jacket (with 7 condoms, 2 sets of earplugs 
and a Davkj Bowie concert ticket in the 
pocket), 

SUBSCRIBE! 

You can experience a year of extra- 
ordinary activities with a subscription to 
Rough Draft, Each monthly issue comes in 
a unique image envelope stuffed with 
strange things. Send $10 (check or money 
order) to: 

ROUGH DRAFT 

P.O. BOX 426392 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94142-6392 

is 1991 Rough Draft, Dr. Edwina 
Pythagoras & Genevive J. Petrone, 
Editors. Please copy & distribute 



OBITUARY FOR A ROAD KILL 
Fate intervened in tne early morning hours of September 3rd as the paths of a black bear 
and the 504 Special converged on Highway 299, just East of Redding. We regret to report 
that the bear did not survive the collision. A memorial service for the bruin is being planned 
along witn a fund raiser to restore tne car to its onginai. eartnouaKe-oamaged condition. 




Rouffh Draft 

Issue #62 Q__^ November 1991 

The Official Organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of 
mainstream society. We are the air trafTic controllers of your mind, the cable car conductors of your emotions, the bus drivers of your 

psyche and the train engineers of your soul. You may already be a memberl 



Spawn Until Yer Batteries Drain! 

When: Sunday, November Srd, 3:30 PM 

Where: Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park. 

Gather outside the Steinhart Aquarium to take part in a 
glowing fishy event. Fifteen people are needed to be 
luminous neon fishheads to tour the aquarium and 
commune with the captives therein. Afterwards, we will 
assemble outside to light a neon bonfire and barbecue 
fish sticks (or anything else you would like to bring). 
Wear something appropriately fishy (hip waders are 
opdonal), bring enough money for admission to the 
aquarium, and at least 8 AA alkaline batteries (twice that 
if you would like to spawn longer) . Neon fish headgear 
will be provided. Get your minimum daily requirements 
of EMR and be a fishhead too! This event is sponsored by 
Karl's Garage-O-Neon where if it's art, it's in the garage. 
Call 415/822-2523 for more info. 



The Zone of the Unknown 

When: Wednesday, November, 6th, 8:30 PM 
Where: Z.O.T.U. Planning Headquarters at 626 - 
33rd Ave. #8 (btwn. Balboa and Anza) 

Many people complained about not being able to 
pardcipate in last month's Z.O.T.U. Rumors about 
the mysterious goings on have been circulating. 
So, if you're sUll wondering, here's your big (and 

last) chance to sign up for it. Are you feeling bored, 
run down, existentially blah? Are you hungry for the 
unanticipated in your life? Do you surprise easily? 
Does the mysterious seem to pass you by? If you 
answered YES to any ONE of these questions, 
then the Zone of the Unknown 

is for you. Attend the ZPP 
(Zone Planning Party) 
to find out how to expect 
the unexpected during 
November. (Note to 
previous Zone Trip 
pardcipants: this 
Zone is conceptual 
rather than 
geographical.) 
Bring: Drinks 
and some nice 
hors d'oeuvres 
to share. 
Your Host: 
Harry Haller 
415/751-7502 



Playing With Fire 

When: Thursday. November 7th. 8 to 1 1 PM 
Where: Club Townsend, 177 Townsend St. 

A benefit for BURNING MAN, featuring performances by 
Club Foot Orchestra, Qube Chix, Pamela Z and other 
unannounced exotic acts. Slides, video and film will be 
shown documenting the erection and destruction of this 
year's 4-story tall Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert. 
Cost: $10 admission ($2 discount for all those bringing 
slides or photos of the desert performance). 
Desert attire suggested. 



Charles Bukowsld Support Group 

/ Woke up, I vomited, I opened a warm beer. 
When: Friday, November 8th. 8:30 PM 
Where: HARA, 875 Geary St. 



An evening on the town for the 
sensidve aesthetes and poets amongst 
us. While the Marcel Proust Support 
Group sips absinthe by candlelight in 
elegant drawing rooms, we will swill 
cheap beer, belch and shout violent 
and abusive prose at the uncaring, 
garbage-strewn streets. 
Bring: Money for beer, bail, etc., your 




favorite 
read, cheap 
I.D. Come 
there are 
Bukowski's 



passages from Bukowski to 
L± cigars, cast iron stomach, 
on public transportadon- 
no designated drivers in 
world. 

-The Hankophiles. 



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2001 Monolith Anyone-Can-Sing Revelry 

When: Saturday, November 9th 

Where: Oakland. Gather at the entrance to the City 
Center Building-look for the giant, green, glass 
monolith-on Broadway, between 11th and 12th Streets. 
(Near BART and the Pare Oakland Hotel.) 

Join in this ritual celebration of techno-mythologyl The 
Monolith, last seen in 2001: A Space Odyssey, has 
returned to downtown Oakland. We will honor it with 
song, as it once sang for our ancestors. We will dance 
around the standing stone sculpture, sing until our voices 
give out, then walk to Oakland's Chinatown (bring $ if 
you want to buy dinner), to pounce upon an unsuspecting 
restaurant. Ape-man, Space-man, choir costume is 
encouraged. In case of rain, we get wet. Call David at 
510/533-7731 to help out/RSVP. Brought to you by Myriad 
Musterion. 



The Un-Cacophony Event 

When: Monday, November 11, 3 PM 
Meet: Dogshit Park, Carl Street near Cole Street (at the 
Muni tunnel). 
Actual location to be disclosed. 

How many times have you found yourself somewhere 

(mysterious, dreamlike, stunning) and thought, "This 

would be a great place for a Cacophony event"? Too many, 

if you are normal. Now we have a chance to avoid that 

sort of distraction. This event is guaranteed to be un- 

mysterious, un-dreamlike and un-stunning. Boring, if 

you will. Please bring: coupons to trade, casserole 

receipts to share, TV Guide crossword puzzles and money 

for Jello. An un-cxciting time will be had by all. NO 

COSTUMES! 

Who: Mrs. Miller, 415/731-9207 

How: You must take public transit. Bring transfer stub as 

proof. 



The Cacophony Meeting 

Tuesday, November 19th, 7:30 pm 

Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. near Larkin. 

We will yodel and cavort in the inner sanctum of The 
Castle as we quaff our brews and regale each other with 
tales of past events and tease everyone there with 
suggestions of future mayhem. Come and be 
enlightened. 

All events are in San Francisco 8c free unless otherwise 
noted. Deadline for December events is Saturday, 
November 23rd. If you have mailed in a writeup and 
have not received an acknowledgement from us by the 
deadline, call 415/665-0351 



::::::::::: SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY EVENTS ::::::::::::::: 
Coffee Mail Art Show. Send your mail art with a coffee 
theme to: Quel Fromage 

523 University Ave. 

San Diego, CA 92103 
On November 30th, coffee lovers in San Diego will attend 
an opening night party, sort through the coffee-themed 
mail-art, drink free coffee and enjoy a concert 
performance of J.S. Bach's Coffee Cantata . Later, the 
exhibit will tour many of the cafes of San Diego County. 
Call 619/491-2473 for information. Art will not be 
returned. 



::::::::: FUTURE EVENTS IN THE PLANNING :::::::::::::::: 
Let The Wild Man Inside Molest The Inner Child. A 
men's encounter group exploring healing /empowering 
/growing /bonding. «» The Doghead is coming 
again! «» Have you ever wanted to toss your TV from a 
second story balcony? Start collecting old working TV 
sets for the Kill Your TV event. «» The Atomic Cafe is 
now exploring the site of it's 3rd underground blast. «» 
Anonymous Sex Sensorium: Experience safe sex arousal 
with other people completely anonymously! «» 



:::::::::::::::::::: EVENT IDEAS :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
I would really love to do some kind of staged reading of 
Mildred Pierce. I have a copy of the script and can 
envision all sorts of melodrama erupting. However, I 
would like to avoid the agony of planning for this event 
in an appropriate location, to find that only three people 
have shown up. If you're at all interested in 
participating, please call Cacophony at 665-0351 and leave 
your name and number. (Just say, "Pack up, Bert!") «» 
The Eugene Scott Revival Group is looking for ideas and 
videotapes of memorable sermons to be shown during a 
party of religious debauchery. Call Cacophony. 

CACOPHONY COMMENTS 

Dateline Italy. A 72-year-old nun, (nicknamed "God 
Speed"), won first prize in an Auto Club sponsored race 
after beating other drivers with her 120+ mph sports car. 
«» Attention Pranksters: The Emporium department 
store in San Francisco is hiring Santa's Elves, Santa's 
Helpers and Train Engineers for the Holiday season. 
Call Celeste at 415/764-3399 before November 12. «» 
Psssst... D. B. Cooper is alive and well in Ariel, 
Washington 



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THANKS 

Special thanks this month to the envelope donations we 
have received and especially to KQED for the 6,000 
envelopes which were rescued from the trash bin. 

Mr Bubble would like to thank R. W. James Packaging 
in San Jose for their generous corporate support for the 
Castro Street Halloween prank. 

Since you were so resourceful with the envelopes, we 
thought we'd put out the call now for magazines. We 
need magazines from the 1950's and earlier which 
contain strange images that can decorate the Rough Draft 
envelopes and also really classy magazines such as 
Connoisseur. Art and Ajitiques. FMR ... We'll come pick 
'em up. Give Cacophony a call if you can help. 

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05 1991 Rough Draft, Dr. Edwina Pythagoras & Genevieve 
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Rough Draft 

Issue i^63 December 1991 

The Official Organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit 

of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are the merry elves of your mind, 

the carolers of urban dreams and the bon vivants of industrial despair. 

You may already be a member. 
(Have you been good Cacophonists in 1991?) 



DRAMA FESTIVAL 

Where: Saturday. December 7th, 7:30 PM 
Where: 1442 Judah St. upstairs flat. 

There wfll be a creative presentation of short 
dramatic scripts that selected members of the pubUc 
will act out. A sign-up list will be provided so 
participants can perform drama of half-hour or less. 
This festive occasion will also feature a potluck party, 
so guests are encouraged to bring refreshments to 
share. Sponsored by Ronn Rosen, 415/665-0219 



THE MESSIAH SING-ALONG 

When: Friday, December 13th. 7:00 PM. (Don't be late!) 
Where: Glen Park BART Station, 

Diamond & Bosworth Sts. 

This is for those of you who are yearning for 
mobile and musical yuletide entertainment. The 
Dickens Christmas Faire won't be happening this 
year, so this promises to be one of the best 
messiah/ caroling events of the season. Please bring 
any copies you may have of The Messiah as well as any 
other Christmas caroling material {unique or unusual 
music welcome). Victorian and/or other Christmas 
dress encouraged. Special guest appearances! 
Contact: Gardenia Garlic 415/681-3189 

or Mrs. Miller 415/731-9207 



THE SUPER SECRET SANTA SHOPPING SPREE 

When: Sunday. December 15th. 3:00 PM 
Meet: 7th Avenue & Lincoln Way, 

at the baseball diamond. 

The first annual gift swap 
promises to fulfill your wildest 
expectations. Please bring holiday 
food and libations for yule log/gift 
exchange following shopping spree. 
Bring gassed-up vehicle (if you have 
one) for carpooling to the shopping 
center of (other) earthly delights. 
Cost: $10 limit for secret Santa 
present (one per person.) 
Contact: Gardenia Garlic 681-3189 

or Mrs. Miller 731-9207 



LET'S RUB FIBERS! (aka The Midnight Laundry) 

When: Saturday. December 14th. 8:00 PM 
Where: Highlander Laundromat, 

445 Judah St. @ 10th Ave. 

Have you ever wanted to wash your dirty 
laundry in public? Wished to waltz around a large 
cleaning emporium? Longed for an elegant and 
satisfying meal while the dryers do 360's? Well, 
tonight we will once again try to satisfy all three of 
these desires, plus others that remain unspoken, in an 
evening which wfll be utilitarian as well as dramatic. 
It's been a year since we washed our dirty laundry in 
public, so come on down with your sack of sheets! 
Bring: your dirty laundry, a potluck food item and 
something for the communal wash. 
Wear: Elegant evening clothes. 
Your Hosts: Delia Street and Mr. Bubble 







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WINTER SOLSTICE AND MIDNIGHT PICNIC 

When: Saturday. December 21. 8 PM 
Meet: 1442 Judah St. upstairs Qat. 

Join us for the second annual solstice 
celebration on Strawberry Hill at Stow Lake in Golden 
Gate Park. We will commemorate with a few words 
and have a picnic. Bring drink and munchies. 
Sponsored by Ronn Rosen. 665-02 19 



THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

Monday. December 23rd. 7:30 pm 
Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub. 

950 Geary St. near Larkin. 

The best Santa or Hanukah costume wins a free 
pint of Guiness! Come and tell us what you'd like to 
find under the tree on December 25. or at least, give us 
some events for January. We'll be upstairs pondering 
the meaning of life. 



FREEZING MAN 

When: Midnite. December 31st. 

Where: The northernmost tip of Hammerfest. Norway 
It's time to raise a giant figure of ice 
(Jotunheim-style) to bring in a "God Nyt Ar." Event 
will be cancelled in case of warm weather, midgard 
serpent or ragnarok. Your Host: Fjord Meltdown 



:::::::::::::::::::::::::::: FUTURE EVENTS ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
THE ATOMIC CAFE 

Once again The Atomic Cafe will open its doors 
for a single evening of fun. food and music in yet 
another abandoned underground bombshelter 
somewhere in the Bay Area. You will be blindfolded 
and taken to the the site of this ever-changing venue. 
After a carefully guided walk through the toxic 
wasteland, you will descend into a hidden passageway 
leading to the decontamination chamber. After the 
radiation ritual is complete, you may enter The 
Atomic Cafe. Once inside you will experience post- 
apocalyptic dining at it's finest along with live dance 
music provided by T.H.A.F.B.. The doors will 
remained sealed until midnight (or perhaps longer in 
case of nuclear attack). Bring food and drink with a 1 
year shelf-life. Dress code is post-apocalyptic. 
Suggested viewing to prepare for this event: Blade 
Runner. THX1138 and Brazil. See the next issue of 
Rough Draft for date, time and meeting location. 

::::::::::::::::::: CACOPHONY COMMENTS :::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
Honorable Mention: A should-have-been-forgotten 
movie is now playing at the Art Theater in SF. We 
won't list the title, but would like to know... Just how 
long is it Judge Thomas? «» SRL will hit Austin. 
Texas with a flaming performance on January 18th. 
Look for the posters under the freeways of cowtown. 
«» It's OK to barbecue giraffes and rinos in South 
Africa, but the Department of Environmental Affairs 
has turned down a request from a group of fishermen 
to catch and barbecue a whale. «» Something we 
didn't see on the endangered species list... wild 
silkworms. All of the silkworms now in existence are 
raised in captivity. «» The Planet Cafe in Chicago is 
offering a 10% discount on it's breakfast menu to all 
customers who show up wearing pajamas. <«» In 
San Francisco, that all-iiight greasy spoon, the Tic Toe 
Cafe on 3rd street, is gone, another victim of condo 
blight. It was a favorite meeting place for those 2 AM 
events. 



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::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PAST EVENTS ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
Charles Bukowski Support Group 
Hanging out in a crowded, sleazy bar, swilling cheap 
beer, belching and shouting violent, abusive prose is a 
great way to spend the evening. It was hard to tell us 
from the regular patrons (which included a pool 
hustler, a drunk Indian, and two hookers). Only one 
fight and nobody called for bail. 



Zone of the Unknown 

Gotcha! Strange happenings all month long. 
& kidnapings. They know where you live. 



Pranks 



Playing with Fire 

Slides and videos of the Burning Man in the Black 
Rock Desert followed by music/performance by 
Pamela Z. Qube Chlx & Club Foot Orchestra. The tent 
campsite was great, complete with candles and 
cowskulls. Next time, we should spread sand on the 
floor. 



All events are in San Francisco & free unless 
otherwise noted. Deadline for January events is 
Friday. December 27th. If you have mailed in a 
writeup and have not received an acknowledgement 
from us by the deadline, call 415/665-0351 




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JANUARY 




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POST-YULE PYRE 

When: Friday, January 10th, 8 pm. 

Meet: at the Doghead Dinner (Try the chile fries!), 

2750 Sloat Blvd @ 46th Ave. 

Each year at this time that mysterious urban eco-maniac, DANGER 
RANGER, plys the Streets of San Francisco, gathering discarded 
Christmas trees. In a simple act of direct recycling, the dried firs are 
stacked on the t)each to await the rising surf. Invariably some careless 
smoker comes along to thwart the plan. Let's see what happens this year. 
Event will be postponed in case of rain. Bring a tree. 



BUKOWSKI AT THE RACES 

When: Saturday, January 1 1th, 12.-00 Noon. 
Where: 7-11 Club, 711 l^arket Street (or meet at 1:55 PM at Cai Train 
Station, 3rd St. at Townsond. Buy a ticket for San Mateo-Bay Meadows 
Race Track, $3.50 round trip. Train leaves at 2 pm.) 

Well drink at the 7-11, stumble down to the train, drink, lake the train to 
Bay Meadows, drink, read, drink, play the horses, drink, take the train 
back to Frisco, drink. Bring: 1) $$ for drinks, betting, bail, whatever (if 
you're thrifty, $10 should be enough); 2) Booze (cheaper than buying it at 
the track. Must be well-concealed on person.); 3) Cigars (cheap): 4) 
Bukowski prose/poetry (preferably race track stories). 

S. Melmoth 415/566-3301 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE 

SAN FRANCISCO 

CACOPHONY SOCIETY 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly 

J gathered network of free spirits united 

in the pursuit of experiences beyond 

the pale of mainstream society. We are 

creative social terrorists carving out 

temporary autonomous zones within the 

hidden real estate of modern culture. We 

are the Baroque-costumed figures 

occasionally found dancing in all-night 

laundromats. We are neo-dada poets 

ranting under crumbling freeways in the 

early morning hours. We are plop artists 

creating alien artifacts waiting to be 

discovered inside the office cooler. 

"^ We are a society of reality hackers 

^^^k working the late paradigm shift. 

- '^%^, You may already be a member! 



FINNEGANS WAKE PROCESSION 

"Are we speachin d'anglais 

landadge or are you aprakin 

sea Djoytsch?" 

When: Saturday, January 18th, 2:44 pm. 

Where: Meet at the Sacred Grounds Cafe, 

2095 Hayes @ Cole. 



■Psalmtunes it grauws on me to ramble, ramble, ramble." "Nansense, you 
snorsted?" Whe'll, join us in a "Panoptical Purview of Political Progress 
and the Future Presentations of the Past'. Here is a challenge for the 
cacophonous orator-'FINNEGAN'S WAKE", James Joyce's multifaceted 
masterpiece v\^th its complex allegorical language, is certainly made for 
the tongue. 

In this particular procession, we walk in a line to recite our copies of the 
book in unison, on a route from the cafe, thru the park and the Haight to 
the obvious destination of Finnegan's Wake Bar. After a bit of practise, 
and a bit of luck, we'll get thnj a few pages, aside from actually 
understanding it, we're purely interested in its phonetic qualities. 
Welcome are any insights over the book, or any possible interpretations. 
We can quaff some Guinnef over in the bar- 
bababdalgharaghtakamninnaronnkonnbronntonneronntuonn- 
thunntrovantx)unannskanntoohoohoordenenthumuk! 

Bring: A copy of Finnegan's Wake" by James Joyce, wear a hat, and bring 
a few bucks for drinks. If you can't find the book, you can perhaps order 
some xeroxed copies of sections from us or fellow cacophonists. 

Your Linguistic Morticians: Norsker Torsker Root Atr, 591-6182, 
Svanck Erievikkingr Raglanrock Runestone, 641-0265 



MEET THE HIGH TIDE 

When: Sunday, January 19th, 9:45 am. 

Where: Meet in front of Louis' Restaurant, 902 Point Lobos Ave. 

(near the Cliff House). 

Join us for a moming of surf and spray as we greet the highest tide (7.2 
feet) of 1992 from a choice spot somewhere near the Sutro Bath ruins. 
We'll attempt to get as close as possible to the pounding waves to 
baptize ourselves in salt and spray. In the event of rain or storm, this 
event will be even more fun. Foul weather gear recommended. 

After retiring for lunch, we'll return at 4:00 PM for the lowest tide of 
the year (minus 1 .6 feet) to explore areas which are usually underwater. 

Your Host: Captain Nemo 



THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

When: Tuesday, January 21st, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. near Larkin. 

It's that time of month again when we gather cacophonously in the shadow 
of the castle. Bring tales and photos of past events, ideas for future 
goings on and a few green ones for some beer. 



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- FEBRUARY EVENTS — -- 

THE ATOMIC CAFE 

When: Saturday, February 8tti, 730 pm. 

Where: Meet at the Ashby BART Station, NW corner of parking lot, 

space #351 , (corner of ML King Drive & Ashby) in Berkeley. 

In the not-so-distant future, those deadly devices were finally unleashed 
during The Corporate Wars. The nuclear fires swept the earth, 
destroying most of humanity. For the few fortunate ones there shall be a 
temporary respite from the apocalypse-scarred world. The sanctuary of 
the Atomic Cafe once again beckons to the radiation-scarred survivors. 
This, our third Atomic Cafe, will be held somewhere in the cmmbling, bleak 
expanse that once was the "East Bay". You will be blindfolded and taken 
to an undisclosed underground location. A decontamination ritual will be 
held followed by a facsimile evening of entertainments reminiscent of our 
past carousing and socializing before the fall... 

Bring: 1 ) Tough, wami post-atomic garb (the more you look like an 
acolyte of the Humingous in Mad Max, the more you'll fit in); 2) Post- 
Atomic Pot Luck (canned food & drink, survival rations, road kill, 
etc....remember, though, we have to eal this shit!); 3) $5 to cover event 
costs; 4) ID required-valid, current identification. If you hiave any 
outstanding warrants, stay home; 5) No illegal substances of any type 
please. 

Occupancy Limit: 75. Restroom facilities are functional. Dancing to live 
music by The Mutant Band will close the nighrs activities. Around 
midnight we will return you to the decayed, dangerous streets of the 
world above. 

Your Hosts: The Atomic Cafe Staff. 



CHINESE NEW YEAR'S TREASURE HUNT 

When: Saturday, February 15th, 4:45 pm SHARP (or you'll be left 

behind) 

Where: Meet on the roof of the parking garage at Mission Street 

between 4th and 5th Streets (4th St. side). 

It's a quest through dari( alleyways, dragon-clogged streets and 
exploding fireworks in a treasure hunt through Chinatown/North Beach on 
the night of the annual New Year's parade. Teams will search for clues in 
exotic and obscure locations, using the parade and attendant celebrations 
as a sort of obstacle course. Be prepared to skulk through alleyways, to 
wander labyrinthine paths and to encounter strange beings in your quest. 
Come on time so we can organize the teams and set off before the parade 
begins! Please be ready for three to four hours of vigorous activity, and 
dress accordingly (good walking/running footwear and layered clothes 
are recommended). The hunt culminates with a potluck celebration at an 
unusual location, at which the winning team receives its prize and gets to 
gloat. 

This event will take place re gardless of the weather! 

Bring: 1) $2 materials fee; 2) A car if you have one (though the treasure 
hunt will be on foot); 3) A small flashlight; 4) A potluck meal to share; 5) 
A willingness to run madly through the streets with strangers; a spirit of 
adventure, a zest for experience and a good 25 cent cigar. 

Jeffrey Spaulding, 415/564-5047 



All events are in San Francisco & free unless otherwise noted. Deadline 
for February events is January 24th. Any subscribers who have not 
received a "How To Do Events" sheet should let us know. If you have 
mailed in an event writeup and have not received an acknowledgement from 
us by the current deadline, call 415/665-0351 



::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: FUTURE EVENTS FOR 1992 

THE ANNUAL BRIDGE DINNER 

SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADE 

THE BART LOUNGE 

MYSTERIOUS TOASTER MANIFESTATION 

THE SEWER TOUR 

NIGHT OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE 

THE CARMANIC CONVERGENCE 

BURNING MAN 



:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: EVENT IDEAS ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
«o» LOST THEATERS OF SAN FRANCISCO. In 1955 there were 
over 75 theaters in the City. Armed with a old directory of theaters and 
movie listings from that era, we will conduct a search and photographic 
expedition of the current locations which may or may not be recognizable 
as old theater builaings. Interested? Call Cacophony @ 415/665-0351. 
«o» M. T. M. advises you to start collecting old toasters now. «o» 




:::::::::::::::::-:::::::::::::::::: SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
«o» A live performance of the bar scene from the movie Casablanca 
will take place at a private party on January 1 1th. Call Cacophony if you 
wish to audition for a part. You must: 1) Be intimately familiar with the 
film script. 2) Provide your own costume (1940 German or French 
military or other character from the movie). 3) Attend two dress 
rehearsals. <«»> The Second Annual Elvis Birthday Party 
featuring Elvis Vision, a Shake-Your-Pelvis-Sing-Like-Elvis lip-sync 
contest and a Viva Las Vegas Raffle will be held at the Southern 
Exposure Gallery, 401 Alabama Street, on January 18th, 8 to 1 1 pm, $12 
at the door. Call 415/346-9963 for advance tickets and info. 




::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: CACOPHONY COMMENTS::::::::::::™:-:::::::::::::::::::::::: 
«o» wild Wheels, a documentary film by Herrod Blank, is about 
weird art cars and their owners. The worid premier will be held at the 
De Young Museum on Thursday, January 9th. (We will attempt to park the 
earthquake car on the front steps during the show.) «o» The Twin 
Peaks movie, FIrewalk with Me, will be out this Spring. This prequel 
actually occurs before the TV series. Most of the original cast will be 
back, along with Harry Dean Stanton, Chris Isaak and David Bowie. 
«o» Pushing the boundaries of kid's cartoons, Ren & Stimpy is a 
frantic-paced, Sunday morning show that looks like Hanna-Barbara on 
crack. Loaded with adolescent humor and not-so-subtle fart jokes, this 
dog and cat comedy team romp through the kitty-litter with a wide 
variety of story lines and an occasional parody aimed at TV commercials. 
Now showing every Sunday at 1 1 am, channel 27 (until it gets cancelled by 
a group of concerned parents). «o» If you prefer quality reading 
material, may we suggest the J. Peterman Mall Order Catalogue. 
From page 10:"// was almost total abandon, and her appetite, that they 
weren't prepared for. Driving from Malaga, she made them stop the car 
(a convoy of cars, really). The contesa stepped out, strode over to a 
group of dark-skinned shirtless gitanos, singling out a young man, 
barley 19 years old, and in front of them all, but especially him, began a 
tortured, suggestive slow dance, undoing the buttons of her long leather 
skirt, one by one, not with her fingers, but entirely with the slow 
rhythmic motion of her hips..." The clothing is overpriced but the ad 
copy is worth a Pulitzer Prize. Call 1-800-231-7341 and tell them to 
send you a free catalogue. 



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Please copy & distribute. Special thanks this month to Hakim Bey, whose lingustic 
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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 
ISSUE 065 415/665-0351 MARCH 1992 




The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences 
beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are the haberdashers of delight, the tailors of mayhem, the 

cobblers of Utopia and the costumers of the undressed id. 
You may already be a member! 



" SCHEDULE OF EVENTS " 

THE WASTELAND II 

'And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief, 

And the dry stone no sound of water Only 

There is shadow under this rock, 

(Come in under the shadow of this red rock). 

And I will show you something different from either 

Your shadow at morning striding behind you 

Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; 

I will show you fear in handful of dust. ' - T.S. Elliot 

We will tour a previously unexplored portion of the abandoned 
industrial complex at the Atomic Cafe site. At the - ahem- height of the 
tour, we will break out food and eat together while enjoying one of the 
lesser known but no less spectacular views of the Bay Bridge 
(photographers, bring your own 35mm SLR's and tripods). While we eat 
and photograph and enjoy the view, we will discuss the practical uses of 
abandoned, industrial sites with underground complexes in the post- 
nuclear age as exemplified in the serious cinema by "Escape From New 
York", "THX 1 138" and "Terminator". Note: ID is required on this event 
along with a willingness and ability to climb fences! Wear appropriate 
clothing and bring a working flashlight and gounnet potluck. 
VERY II^PORTANT: Put all in a daypack to keep your hands free! 

When: Saturday, March 14th, 7 Pl^. 

RSVP: 415/751-7502, Limit 20. 

Your Host: Harry Holler. 



THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

Come above-ground for a few hours to hammer out some new 
events for April and to re-live our March hijinks. 
When: Monday, March 16th, 7:30 PM. 
Where: The room at the top of the stairs, Edinburgh Castle Pub, 
950 Geary St. near Larkin. 



DADA DAY O'GREEN 

It was the luck of the Irish, with the discovery of these 26 
matching green pants and shirts. Like a tribe of loony leprechauns, we'll 
don these identical articles of clothing and proceed from bar to bar. First 
stop will be The Little Shamrock, 807 Lincoln Way. 

When: Saint Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17th, 7:15 PM. 

Meet: At the corner of Lincoln Way and 7th Ave. 

Call: 415/665-0351 and let us know what size you wear. 



MIDNIGHT WALK 

In the spirit of past midnight walks, we will gather in a convivial 
establishment and quaff a few beverages. Then at 8:45, we will stroll 
into a night time mindscape; a geography familiar to many during the day 
but wholly alien and mystifying in the obsidian depths of the midnight 
hour. We shall end our expedition at another establishment, there to 
share in the warmth and camaraderie that one tends to find in such 
places, upon the completion of an adventure. This evening is the vernal 
equinox and two days past the full moon. We request that walkers 
refrain from using any artificial light (flashlights, etc.) unless absolutely 
necessary for safety. Short pieces of fiction (poetry, prose pieces, 
musings) will be read at landmark spots along the route. We suggest that 
if you are driving, you park near 7th Ave. & Irving St., in the Inner Sunset 
and bus out to 26th Ave. & Geary. In case of rain, this event will be 
postponed until Friday the 27th, same time, same place. 

When: Friday, March 20th, 8 PM. 

Meet: At Trader Sam's Lounge, 6150 Geary Blvd. at 26th Ave. 
Walk ends at Embers Bar, 627 Irving St. at 7th Ave. 

Sebastian Melmoth, 415/566-3301. 



LOST THEATERS OF SAN FRANCISCO, PART 2 

In 1955 there were over 75 theaters in the City. In 1992 there 
exists only 35. Now that we have some facts and photos under our 
belts, we are set to begin our exploration of the actual sites of former 
cinematic shrines. Our first trip will take us down Market Street, where 
we will try to find evidence of the many theaters which once existed 
there. Bring along any souvenirs or photographs you may have of now 
defunct Market Street movie palaces. Our plan is to document our tour 
with photographs and then install our own, small, commemorative plaque 
at each historic location. 

When: Saturday, March 21st, 2 PM. 

Meet: Front steps of the Main Library, Larkin and McAllister Sts. 

Your Tour Guides: Beulah Bondi and Winslow. 



SUNRISE AT THE SOUND TOTEM 

Dawn of the vernal equinox* finds the paradoxical center of an 
operating, late-20th century industrial park invaded by practicing pagans 
and posturing poets of cacophony. Rusting and singularly sonorous, this 
arcane monument of our recent but anonymous past stands atop an 
obscure and rarely-visited hilltop. Yet its gently loeing vibrations 
emanate from a hub of buzzing commercial activity-during the day. 

We will gather in the wee hours, carpool to the sight (about a 
20-minute journey), and each greet the dawn of spring with a short 
reading of a favored bit of literature, or perhaps a minimal pagan ritual 
that can be shared (or at least witnessed) by the group. Shy or 
illiterate explorers of the urban landscape would probably find the site 
itself of interest enough to make the trip worthwhile. Our visit will be 
short and discreet: you'll be home in time for breakfast. Bring: A bit of 
vaguely pertinent literature, and/or a ritual idea, and/or a thermos of 
coffee, and/or breakfast pastries, a valid ID. Attendance not 
recommended for those with outstanding warrants. 
When: Sunday, March 22nd, 5 AM. 
Meet: The south west corner of the parking lot at Church & Market 

Look for the two German automobiles with suspicious 

characters. 
* Actually, the event starts about 54 hours after the Equinox. So, we're 
not literalists! 



THE MARCEL PROUST SUPPORT GROUP 

Late on the evening of February 1 , the members of the Marcel 
Proust Support Group who had begun, exactly one year before to the 
day before to the day to read through "Remembrance of Things Past", 
and had succeeded within that allotted time to read it in its entirety, 
gathered in the dark, wood-paneled drawing room by firelight to drink 
absinthe, savor the sweet taste of madeleines (so reminiscent of the 
beloved text), muse over the twists and turns of the fabulously-crafted 
opus and question, in retrospect, what it was that made us do it, but 
since the absinthe supply had been all but consumed on a previous 
evening, and another bottle could not be located in time, the Proustitutes 
contented themselves with gin martinis, straight up, very dry, with 
olives, complemented with the obligatory madeleines for dessert, 
proceeded by a flat, round, farinaceous concoction adorned with a paste 
of fresh herbs, a sea of molten cheese, olives and fungi, and 
contemplated the next selection for our joint reading pleasure, A.S. 
Byatt's "Possession", a novel reputed to be of Proustian qualities, 
agreeing that all Cacophonous lovers of literature willing to take up this 
new text were welcome to participate in this companionable literary 
adventure, due to commence some time in the month of February, and 
again, reading at the rate of ten pages a day, bringing us to completion 
some time in the eariy spring. 
Albertine 415/923-9722 



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- FEBRUARY EVENTS 

THE ATOMIC CAFE 

When: Saturday, February 8th, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Meet at the Ashby BART Station, NW corner of parking lot, 

space #351 , (corner of ML King Drive & Ashby) in Berkeley. 

In the not-so-distant future, those deadly devices were finally unleashed 
during The Corporate Wars. The nuclear fires swept the earth, 
destroying most of humanity. For the few fortunate ones there shall be a 
temporary respite from the apocalypse-scarred world. The sanctuary of 
the Atomic Cafe once again beckons to the radiation-scarred survivors. 
This, our third Atomic Cafe, will be held somewhere in the crumbling, bleak 
expanse that once was the "East Bay". You will be blindfolded and taken 
to an undisclosed underground location. A decontamination ritual will be 
held followed by a facsimile evening of entertainments reminiscent of our 
past carousing and socializing before the fall- 
Bring: 1 ) Tough, warm post-atomic garb (the more you look like an 
acolyte of the Humingous in Mad Max, the more you'll fit in); 2) Post- 
Atomic Pot Luck (canned food & drink, survival rations, road kill, 
etc... .remember, though, we have to gat this shiti); 3) $5 to cover event 
costs; 4) ID required-valid, current identification. If you have any 
outstanding warrants, stay home; 5) No illegal substances of any type 
please. 

Occupancy Limit: 75. Restroom facilities are functional. Dancing to live 
music by The Mutant Band will close the nighrs activities. Around 
midnight we will return you to the decayed, dangerous streets of the 
world above. 

Your Hosts: The Atomic Cafe Staff. 



CHINESE NEW YEAR'S TREASURE HUNT 

When: Saturday, February 15th, 4:45 pm SHARP (or you'll be left 

behind) 

Where: Meet on the roof of the parking garage at Mission Street 

between 4th and 5th Streets (4th St. side). 

It's a quest through dark alleyways, dragon-clogged streets and 
exploding fireworks in a treasure hunt through Chinatown/North Beach on 
the night of the annual New Year's parade. Teams will search for clues in 
exotic and obscure locations, using the parade and attendant celebrations 
as a sort of obstacle course. Be prepared to skulk through alleyways, to 
wander labyrinthine paths and to encounter strange beings in your quest. 
Come on time so we can organize the teams and set off before the parade 
begins! Please be ready for three to four hours of vigorous activity, and 
dress accordingly (good walking/running footwear and layered clothes 
are recommended). The hunt culminates with a potluck celebration at an 
unusual location, at which the winning team receives its prize and gets to 
gloat. 

This event will take place regardless of the weather! 

Bring: 1) $2 materials fee; 2) A car if you have one (though the treasure 
hunt will be on foot); 3) A small flashlight; 4) A potluck meal to share; 5) 
A willingness to run madly through the streets with strangers; a spirit of 
adventure, a zest for experience and a good 25 cent cigar. 

Jeffrey Spaulding, 415/564-5047 



All events are in San Francisco & free unless otherwise noted. Deadline 
for February events is January 24th. Any subscribers who have not 
received a "How To Do Events" sheet should let us know. If you have 
mailed in an event writeup and have not received an acknowledgement from 
us by the current deadline, call 415/665-0351 



::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: FUTURE EVENTS FOR 1992 

THE ANNUAL BRIDGE DINNER 

SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADE 

THE BART LOUNGE 

MYSTERIOUS TOASTER MANIFESTATION 

THE SEWER TOUR 

NIGHT OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE 

THE CARMANIC CONVERGENCE 

BURNING MAN 



:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: EVENT IDEAS ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
«o» LOST THEATERS OF SAN FRANCISCO. In 1955 there were 
over 75 theaters in the City. Armed with a old directory of theaters and 
movie listings from that era, we vjaII conduct a search and photographic 
expedition of the current locations which may or may not be recognizable 
as old theater buildings. Interested? Call Cacophony @ 415/665-0351. 
«o» M. T. M. advises you to start collecting old toasters now. «o» 




:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::n::::::::: 

«o» A live performance of the bar scene from the movie Casablanca 
will take place at a private party on January 1 1th. Call Cacophony if you 
wish to audition for a part. You must: 1) Be intimately familiar with the 
film script. 2) Provide your own costume (1940 German or French 
military or other character from the movie). 3) Attend two dress 
rehearsals. <«>» The Second Annual Elvis Birthday Party 
featuring Elvis Vision, a Shake-Your-Pelvis-Sing-Like-Elvis lip-sync 
contest and a Viva Las Vegas Raffle will be held at the Southern 
Exposure Gallery, 401 Alabama Street, on January 18th, 8 to 1 1 pm, $12 
at the door. Call 415/346-9963 for advance tickets and info. 




::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: CACOPHONY COMMENTS :::::::::::::™:::::::":::::::::::::::::: 
«o» Wild Wheels, a documentary film by Herrod Blank, is about 
weird art cars and their owners. The worid premier will be held at the 
De Young Museum on Thursday, January 9th. (We will attempt to park the 
earthquake car on the front steps during the show.) «o» The Twin 
Peaks movie, FIrewalk with Me, will be out this Spring. This prequel 
actually occurs before the TV series. Most of the original cast will be 
back, along with Han7 Dean Stanton, Chris Isaak and David Bowie. 
«o» Pushing the boundaries of kid's cartoons, Ren & Stimpy is a 
frantic-paced, Sunday morning show that looks like Hanna-Barbara on 
crack. Loaded with adolescent humor and not-so-subtle fart jokes, this 
dog and cat comedy team romp through the kitty-litter with a wide 
variety of story lines and an occasional parody aimed at TV commercials. 
Now showing every Sunday at 1 1 am, channel 27 (until it gets cancelled by 
a group of concerned parents). «o» If you prefer quality reading 
material, may we suggest the J. Peterman Mail Order Catalogue. 
From page 10:"/f was almost total abandon, and her appetite, that ttiey 
weren't prepared for. Driving from Malaga, she made them stop the car 
(a convoy of cars, really). The contesa stepped out. strode over to a 
group of dark-skinned shirtless gitanos, singling out a young man, 
barley 19 years old, and in front of them all, but especially him, began a 
tortured, suggestive slow dance, undoing the buttons other long leather 
skirt, one by one, not with her fingers, but entirely with the slow 
rhythmic motion of her hips... ' The clothing is overpriced but the ad 
copy is worth a Pulitzer Prize. Call 1-800-231-7341 and tell them to 
send you a free catalogue. 



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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 
ISSUE ^65 415/665-0351 MARCH 1992 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences 
beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are the haberdashers of delight, the tailors of mayhem, the 

cobblers of Utopia and the costumers of the undressed id. 
You may already be a memberl 



" SCHEDULE OF EVENTS " 

THE WASTELAND II 

"And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief, 

And the dry stone no sound of water. Only 

There is shadow under this rock, 

(Come in under the shadow of this red rock), 

And I will show you something different from either 

Your shadow at morning striding behind you 

Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; 

I will show you fear in handful of dust. " - T.S. Elliot 

We will tour a previously unexplored portion of the abandoned 
industrial complex at the Atomic Cafe site. At the - ahem- height of the 
tour, we will breal< out food and eat together while enjoying one of the 
lesser known but no less spectacular views of the Bay Bridge 
(photographers, bring your own 35mm SLR's and tripods). While we eat 
and photograph and enjoy the view, we will discuss the practical uses of 
abandoned, industrial sites with underground complexes in the post- 
nuclear age as exemplified in the serious cinema by "Escape From New 
York", "THX 1 138" and "Terminator". Note: ID is required on this event 
along with a willingness and ability to climb fences! Wear appropriate 
clothing and bring a working flashlight and gourmet potluck. 
VERY ifwIPORTANT: Put all in a daypack to keep your hands free! 

When: Saturday, Inarch 14th, 7 PIvl. 

RSVP: 415/751-7502, Limit 20. 

Your Host: Harry Holler. 



THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

Come above-ground for a few hours to hammer out some new 
events for April and to re-live our f^arch hijinks. 
When: f^onday, Inarch 16th, 7:30 Pl^. 
Where: The room at the top of the stairs, Edinburgh Castle Pub, 
950 Geary St. near Larkin. 



DADA DAY O'GREEN 

It was the luck of the Irish, with the discovery of these 26 
matching green pants and shirts. Like a tribe of loony leprechauns, we'll 
don these identical articles of clothing and proceed from bar to bar. First 
stop will be The Little Shamrock, 807 Lincoln Way. 

When: Saint Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17th, 7:15 PM. 

Meet: At the corner of Lincoln Way and 7th Ave. 

Call: 415/665-0351 and let us know what size you wear. 



MIDNIGHT WALK 

In the spirit of past midnight walks, we will gather in a convivial 
establishment and quaff a few beverages. Then at 8:45, we will stroll 
into a night time mindscape; a geography familiar to many during the day 
but wholly alien and mystifying in the obsidian depths of the midnight 
hour. We shall end our expedition at another establishment, there to 
share in the warmth and camaraderie that one tends to find in such 
places, upon the completion of an adventure. This evening is the vernal 
equinox and two days past the full moon. We request that walkers 
refrain from using any artificial light (flashlights, etc.) unless absolutely 
necessary for safety. Short pieces of fiction (poetry, prose pieces, 
musings) will be read at landmark spots along the route. We suggest that 
if you are driving, you park near 7th Ave. & Irving St., in the Inner Sunset 
and bus out to 26th Ave. & Geary. In case of rain, this event will be 
postponed until Friday the 27th, same time, same place. 

When: Friday, March 20th, 8 PM. 

Meet: At Trader Sam's Lounge, 6150 Geary Blvd. at 26th Ave. 
Walk ends at Embers Bar, 627 Irving St. at 7th Ave. 

Sebastian Melmoth, 415/566-3301. 



LOST THEATERS OF SAN FRANCISCO, PART 2 

In 1955 there were over 75 theaters in the City. In 1992 there 
exists only 35. Now that we have some facts and photos under our 
belts, we are set to begin our exploration of the actual sites of former 
cinematic shrines. Our first trip will take us down Market Street, where 
we will try to find evidence of the many theaters which once existed 
there. Bring along any souvenirs or photographs you may have of now 
defunct Market Street movie palaces. Our plan is to document our lour 
with photographs and then install our own, small, commemorative plaque 
at each historic location. 

When: Saturday, March 21st, 2 PM. 

Meet: Front steps of the Main Library, Larkin and McAllister Sts. 

Your Tour Guides: Beulah Bondi and Winslow. 



SUNRISE AT THE SOUND TOTEM 

Dawn of the vernal equinox* finds the paradoxical center of an 
operating, late-20th century industrial park invaded by practicing pagans 
and posturing poets of cacophony. Rusting and singularly sonorous, this 
arcane monument of our recent but anonymous past stands atop an 
obscure and rarely-visited hilltop. Yet its gently loeing vibrations 
emanate from a hub of buzzing commercial activity-during the day. 

We will gather in the wee hours, carpool to the sight (about a 
20-minute journey), and each greet the dawn of spring with a short 
reading of a favored bit of literature, or perhaps a minimal pagan ritual 
that can be shared (or at least witnessed) by the group. Shy or 
illiterate explorers of the urban landscape would probably find the site 
itself of interest enough to make the trip worthwhile. Our visit will be 
short and discreet: you'll be home in time for breakfast. Bring: A bit of 
vaguely pertinent literature, and/or a ritual idea, and/or a thermos of 
coffee, and/or breakfast pastries, a valid ID. Attendance not 
recommended for those with outstanding warrants. 
When: Sunday, March 22nd, 5 AM. 
Meet: The south west corner of the parking lot at Church & Market 

Look for the two German automobiles with suspicious 

characters. 
* Actually, the event starts about 54 hours after the Equinox. So, we're 
not literalists! 



THE MARCEL PROUST SUPPORT GROUP 

Late on the evening of Febmary 1, the members of the Marcel 
Proust Support Group who had begun, exactly one year before to the 
day before to the day to read through "Remembrance of Things Pasf, 
and had succeeded within that allotted time to read it in its entirety, 
gathered in the dark, wood-paneled drawing room by firelight to drink 
absinthe, savor the sweet taste of madeleines (so reminiscent of the 
beloved text), muse over the twists and turns of the fabulously-crafted 
opus and question, in retrospect, what it was that made us do it, but 
since the absinthe supply had been all but consumed on a previous 
evening, and another bottle could not be located in time, the Proustitutes 
contented themselves with gin martinis, straight up, very dry, with 
olives, complemented with the obligatory madeleines for dessert, 
proceeded by a flat, round, farinaceous concoction adorned with a paste 
of fresh herbs, a sea of molten cheese, olives and fungi, and 
contemplated the next selection for our joint reading pleasure, A.S. 
Byatt's "Possession", a novel reputed to be of Proustian qualities, 
agreeing that all Cacophonous lovers of literature willing to take up this 
new text were welcome to participate in this companionable literary 
adventure, due to commence some time in the month of February, and 
again, reading at the rate of ten pages a day, bringing us to completion 
some time in the early spring. 
Aibertine 415/923-9722 



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SAINT STUPIDS DAY PARADE - April 1st. 

THE MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY & EASTER EGG HUNT - April 

19th. 

STALKER - A dark game where furtive, dangerous figures stalk each 

other through the dank, labyrinthine corridors and sub-basements of an 

abandoned industrial worid. The winners survive. Not for the squeamish 

or meek. - April 25th. 

Also coming with Rough Draft, detailed information on 'How To Do 

Events" and "A Practical Costuming Guide For Cacophony". 

:::™::::::::::~:::::::::::~::::::::::::::::: EVENT IDEAS :::™:::::::~::::::™z™::::™~™ 
THE HUf\^AN CHESS GAME -We want to stage a human chess game. 
We have a fairly magical site in a well-known urban park picked out for 
this nocturnal activity. What we need are names and phone numbers of 
people interested in participating as chess pieces, or with ideas to make 
the game itself less tedious for the "pieces", or (most importantly) 
people interested in creating costumes for the chess pieces. Call 
Cacophony and specify "interested in human chess game" and leave 
your phone number!! 

SIGHTWORKS - We'd like to organize "The Art Rat Seabees" and 
conduct a site probe to a remote desert location where we'll labor 
without receiving pay or head-and transform the environs into earth art 
or site sculpture during the last week of April. Over the weekend of 
May 2-3, the Paratheatrix Group will join us; together we'll stage a 
nouveau/retro art happening. We'll party down and immortalize 
ourselves via CyberStills view camera portraits. We'll cauterize 
Washington political cancers, heralding an age of truth. Eariy inquiries 
invited to help with organizing, costumery, props, sculpture. Imago 
Photon 415/488-9864, Sebastian Melmoth 415/566-3301. 

:::::::::::::::::::::::::: REVIEW OF LAST MONTH'S EVENTS ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
THE ATOMIC CAFE - A large crowd of 165 people, most of them 
looking like characters out of a Mad Max movie, made the perilous 
journey through the underground chambers leading to a unique dining and 
dancing experience. The Atomic Cafe, (established in 1989 and built 
from the decaying physical & psychological remnants of the Cold War), is 
always over the edge and underground. 

CHINESE NEW YEAR'S TREASURE HUNT - Eighteen teams of 
treasure hunters braved exploding firewori<s and crowds of people and as 
they searched for clues hidden in the dark alleyways and dragon-clogged 
streets of Chinatown. Most of them made it to the potluck by 9 except 
one team which got sidetracked when they crashed a party at Zeotrope 
Studios. Reports of Francis Ford Coppola wearing a bathrobe at the 
party are true. 

LOST THEATERS OF SAN FRANCISCO - Our first meeting took 
place at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library, primarily 
in the History Room. It was here that we unearthed myriad, pictorial 
files, which documented many, many theaters which have been 
destroyed or converted to other uses over the years. While the beautiful, 
ornate Castro Theater may look unique and ostentatious to us now, our 
research showed us that many theaters of the past were very much like 
the Castro. We also discovered that Market Street was the main 
location of many of the lost theaters-about 17 of them co-existed on this 
main street and we are not convinced that this is the final count! The 
most notable finding is the odd and contradictory evolution of 
(respectable) movie theaters into both "adult" theaters and places of 
worship. Before starting our project, we theorized that the majority of 
theaters closed in the 1950's, due to the invention of television, but we 
were not wholly correct here. We learned that theaters have been 
opening and closing for decades before the 1950's, in addition to 
undergoing numerous name changes. Tune in this month as our research 
continues... 

For events in Southern California, contact the Los Angeles Cacophony 
Society at 213/937-2759. Their newsletter is available by sending $10 
to: 

THE ZONE 

6085 VENICE BLVD. #82 

LOS ANGELES, CA 90034 



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Found: One Hambrecht & Quist carrying bag, also an inflatable Earth 
globe. Lost: one ceramic serving bowl. 





APRIL EVENTS PLANNING GUIDE 

Dari<est Night: April 2nd. Full Moon & Good Friday: April 17th. Deadline 
for April events is Friday, March 20th. If you have mailed in an event 
writeup and have not received an acknowledgement from us by the 
current deadline, call 415/665-0351 . 



:::::::::::::::::::::::: - SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY EVENTS « ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

On March 7th, Frank Moore's physically impaired erotic 
weirdness pushes the limits of reality with "Passions Play" at Studio 14 
499 Embarcadero, Oakland, RSVP 510/526-7858. Cost- $5 to $15." 
"Chicken Boy: The Movie" will be playing at The-Bottom-Of-The-Hill, 
1233 Seventeenth Street on March 17th. Doors open at 6, Those Dam 
Accordions will play at 7, movie screenings at 7:30 & 8:30. (Chicken Boy 
is a kind of L.A. styled Doggie Diner.) Free catalogues will be available. 
•• Another event on March 17th is a St. Patrick's Day Star Trek Party 
which is sponsored by the Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild. The 
party will be held in honor of SL Patrick Stewart, commander of the 
Enterprise. Bring and/or wear something related to Star Trek. Also, 
bring potluck food that looks like it came from outer space. For more 
Information, call 415/864-5511. •• The Faerie-Tale Masquerade Ball, also 
presented by the Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild, will be held on 
June 13th at the Clocktower in Benicia. This will be an elaborate, 
costume-only event, with a medieval to 19th Century Faerie-Tale theme. 
There will also be a mask and costume competition and entertainment by 
the Divertimento Orchestra, Daoine Sidhe (a Celtic fusion group), Annie 
Lore (lutanist) and Carnival of Wonders Puppet Show. Tickets are $45, 
going up to $60 after March 31st. For more information, call 415/864- 
551 1. •• The construction site in front of the Moscone convention center 
could become the location for a daytime show by Sun/ival Research 
Labs on April 8th, if it gets the OK from city officials. (We are 
wondering what a 13 foot long, VI pulse-jet rocket engine can do to the 
windows in the financial district.) 

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: - CACOPHONY COMMENTS « ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

Long-time Cacophonists, Camille Fischer and Jim Bun-ill invites everyone 
to celebrate their wedding on March 15th. This event will be held in the 
Miwok area of the Huddart County Park in Woodside at 1 PM. (Tell the 
Park Rangers at the gate that you're here for the wedding.) No gifts 
please, but feel free to bring musical instruments to play and poetry that 
you'd like to share. You can dress any way you want. An informal 
evening reception will be held later at their home at 531 Roosevelt Ave in 
Redwood City. •• A stylish exhibit of hand-painted silk ties from the 40's 
& 50's is now showing at the San Francisco International Airport. •• A 
UFO group in Switzeriand has petitioned the government to setup an 
embassy for extraterrestrials. •• Speaking of strange life-forms, we 
found an ad in a recent issue of the local new age magazine. Common 
Ground, for a psychic who is channeling BartDie & Ken. And you didn't 
even know that they were dead. •• One of our members called last week 
with a question: "Where can I get Serial Killer Trading Cards?" It might 
be fun to ask the clerk at your local Hallmari< store. We'll find out. •• 
Your editors want to know: Are we becoming mainstream? One day's 
trip to the mailbox brought us mail from both the Holiday Inn, inviting us 
to use their facilities, and the San Francisco Opera, with a mailer 
addressed to "Program Chair".... ? Do they really know who we are? •• 
Attention subscribers: the Dead Yeti poster (included with your Rough 
Draft) is based on a recent prank by the LA Cacophony Society. Please 
copy and post in your neighborhood. Do you have any ideas for bizarre 
lost pet posters. Do you know of any strange phenomena upcoming or 
ongoing? Do you have odd requests or items of weird lore to share? 
Give us a call. We're the only Cacophony that's listed in the San 
Francisco phone book! 

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ROUGH DRAFT 

The Official Organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 

ISSUE #66 FEBRUARY 1992 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences 
beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are the culinary experts of the urban kitchen, the milkmen of 
discontent, the bakers of the underground and the caterers to your unconscious. 

You may already be a member! 




THE ATOMIC CAFE 

When: Saturday, February 8th, 8:00 PM. 

Where: Meet at the Ashby BART Station, near Ashby & Adeline 

Streets, NW corner of parking lot (ML King Drive & Ashby) in Berkeley. 

In the not-so-distant future, those deadly devices were finally unleashed 
during The Corporate Wars. The nuclear fires swept the earth, 
destroying most of humanity. For the few fortunate ones there shall be 
a temporary respite from the apocalypse-scan-ed world. The sanctuary 
of the Atomic Cafe once again beckons to the radiation-scarred 
sunflvors. This, our third Atomic Cafe, will be held somewhere in the 
crumbling. Weak expanse that once was the "East Bay". You vwll be 
blindfolded and taken to an undisck)sed underground locatkin where an 
effigy of the "Fat Man" bomb still exists. A decontamination ritual will be 
held followed by a facsimile evening of entertainments reminiscent of our 
past carousing and socializing before the fall... 

Bring: 1) Tough, warm post-atomic garb (the more you took like an 
acolyte of the Humingous in Mad Max, the more you'll fit in); 2) Post- 
Atomic Pot Luck (canned food & drink, survival rations, road kill, 
etc....remember, though, we have to eat this shit!); 3) $5 to cover event 
costs; 4) ID required-valid, current identificatbn. If you have any 
outstanding warrants, stay home; 5) No Illegal substances of any type. 

The Atomic Cafe occupies an 8,500 square feet chamber located inside a 
much larger decaying, underground complex. Restroom facilities are 
functional. Dancing to live music by The Mutant Band will ctose the 
night's activities. Around midnight we will retum you to the decayed, 
dangerous streets of the world above. 

Your Hosts: The Atomic Cafe Staff. 



CHINESE NEW YEAR'S TREASURE HUNT 

When: Saturday, February 15th, 4:45 pm SHARP (or you'll be left 

behind). 

Where: Meet on the roof of the parking garage at Mission Street 

between 4th and 5th Streets (4th St. side). 

irs a quest through dark alleyways, dragon-clogged streets and exploding 
fireworks in a treasure hunt through Chinatown/North Beach on the 
night of the annual New Year's parade. Teams will search for clues in 
exotic and obscure locations, using the parade and attendant 
celebrations as a sort of obstacle course. Be prepared to skulk through 
alleyways, to wander labyrinthine paths and to encounter strange beings 
in your quest. Come on time so we can organize the teams and set off 
before the parade begins! Please be ready for three to four hours of 
vigorous activity, and dress accordingly (good walking/running footwear 
and layered ctotties are recommended). The hunt culminates with a 
potluck celebration at an unusual tocation, at which the winning team 
receives its prize and gets to gloat. 

This event will take place regardless of the weather! 

Bring: 1) $2 materials fee; 2) A small flashlight; 3) A potluck meal to 
share; 4) A willingness to run madly through the streets with strangers; 
a spirit of adventure, a zest for experience and a good 25 cent cigar. 

Jeffrey Spaulding, 415/564-5047 



DADA DRAMATICS (or A Dalian Deierium Delete) 

When: Saturday, February 15th, 8:00 PM. 

A performance of the play The First Celestial Adventure of Mr. 
Antipyrine, Fire Extinguisher by Tristan Tzara, starring Debra Nicholson 
and Ronn Rosen. Also, well all perform a one-page play called The 
Nativity Play by Hugo Ball. Please bring liquor or food to share. This 
event limited to 30 people. ForinfoortoR.S.V.P.,call RonnArp, 
415/665-0219. No smoking at this event, please. 



THE GATHERING OF THE FANG GANG 

When: Monday, February 17th, 9100 PM. 
Where: The Red Vic Theater, 1727 Haight St. 

'When she had sucked the marrow from every bone, I turned to 
her as languid as a stone to give her one last kiss... and saw her thus: A 
slimy rotten wineskin, full of pus! I shut my eyes, transfixed in a chill of 
fright, and when I opened them to the living light... Be side me there, that 
powerful robot that fed its fill out of my blood...was not: Instead, the cold 
mins of a skeleton shivered, creaking like a weather vane or like a sign 
hung out on an iron arm swinging through bng winter nights in the storm. ' 
-Baudelaire 

Beckoning all from the Darkness. View the master himself, 
"Nosferatu" on the screen at 9:30 PM at the Red Vic Theater on Upper 
Haight. Come dressed in your finest vamp-gear. No garlic, please. 
Brings for admission. 
Contact: Sputum Akhkharu, 415/241-0416 




THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

When: Tuesday, February I8th, 750 PM. 

Where: Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. near Larkin. 

"Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset, swiftly flow the days.. .seedlings turn 
overnight to sunflowers, blossoming even as we gaze"... Another month 
has passed and if s lime once again for the monthly meeting of the 
Society Cacophonous. Come sing your own show tune, but please, no 
rumbles! 



:::::::::::::::::::::: LAST MOMTH'S EVENTS :::::::::::::::::::::: 

BUKOWSKI AT THE RACES 

We took the CalTrain down to the Bay Meadows Racetrack. 
Drinking, cursing and loudly reading the poetry of Charles Bukowski. It 
was great fun for those of us who participated in this event. For the 
unsuspecting public, it was The Train Ride From Hell. On the way back, 
we got thrown off the train. 



LOST THEATERS OF SAN FRANCISCO 

When: Saturday, February 22nd, 1:30 PM. 

Where: Front steps of the Main Library. Larkin and McAllister Sts. 

In 1955 there were over 75 theaters in the City. In 1992 there exists only 
35. In this, our preliminary meeting, we will do some research at the 
library among old newspapers and books, looking for photographs of the 
lost theaters as well as listings of some of the films which played at 
these theaters. We will then go for coffee to share the knowledge that 
we have uncovered. In following months, we will conduct search and 
photographic expeditions of the current locations, which may or may not 
be recognizable as old theater buildings. We will visit perhaps a half- 
dozen locations during each excursion, leaving behind small 
commemorative plaques at each shrine. 

Your Tour Guides: Beulah Bondi and Winslow 



A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM, AND A TRIBUTE TO MARCEL 
DUCHAMP 

When: Saturday, February 29th, 1 :06 PM. 

Where: Meet in front of the San Francisco Museum of Modem Art, Van 

Ness Avenue and McAllister Street. 

The massive Anselm Kiefer is up, also paintings by Matisse, Herrold, 
Blechner and some Edvard Munch prints. There's even some William 
Wiley and John Cage drawings to see, as well as the museums own 
doorknobs, light fixtures and wall mouldings to scnjtinize carefully for 
their brilliant aesthetic display. As we study and critique these non- 
labelled museum masterpieces, let's see if the general public of museum 
goers appreciatively join in. You can even bring a sketch pad to draw 
these installations, the event is in memory of Marcel Duchamp, who at 
around 1913, began displaying what he called "Readymades". Among a 
few of these found objects were a bicycle wheel, and a urinal (the latter 
of which there are a few of them existing in particular rooms at the 
museum.) Bring: $4 entry fee. Costume not recommended. 

Svensk Runestone, Curator. 



All events are in San Francisco & free unless othenwise noted. Any 
subscribers who have not received a 'How To Do Events" sheet should 
let us know. 

MARCH EVENTS PLANNING GUIDE 

Dari<est Night: March 4th • Full Moon: March 18th • Holidays: Saint 
Patrick's Day, March 17th • Deadline for March events is Friday, 
February 21 st. If you have mailed in an event writeup and have not 
received an acknowledgement from us by the cun-ent deadline, call 
415/665-0351. 




:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY :::::::::::::::::::::: 
Theater Concrete presents an evening of not-so-romantic video on 
February 14th. Brace yourself for some hard reality with "Feeding 
Frenzy", a story about people living on the edge. It's a visual ti'ip through 
labyrinthine tunnels and the rubble of razed construction sites. (Some of 
our events look like this.) 8:30 pm, 613 Laguna St, $4 admission. Info 
415/252-5939. 



THE FINNEGANS WAKE PROCESSION 

Walking down Haight Street, we were constantly asked 'What 
are you doing?' Our reply, that we were reading James Joyce's 
Finnegan's Wake, always evoked another question... 'Whafs that?' 

MEET THE HIGH TIDE 

Gathering above the Suti-o Bath ruins, most of us managed to 
get wet when we encountered the ocean spray from the highest tide of 
1992. Later that day, the extremely low tide uncovered several 
wonderful surprises, including the boiler tanks from the from the wreck of 
the Ohioan, which hit the rocks in 1938. Also, a couple of large 
undenwater caves below the Cliff House were explored by several 
adventurous Cacophonists. 



TALES FROM THE ZONE 

January was a busy month for the Los Angeles Cacophony 
Society. The Gl Joe Atrocity Exhibit, "WALL OF PAIN", caused a near 
riot at the Ramada Inn during the Gl Joe Collectors Convention. The 
display of dismembered and disfigured dolls was threatened with even 
further damage by angry collectors. A videotape of the incident will 
shown at the next San Francisco Cacophony meeting on February 18th. 

Taking a tip from our Lost Pet Poster prank (15 foot snake 
loose in Golden Gate Park, see Rough Draft issue #45) the Zoners 
generated quite a bit of interest when they disti'ibuted a dead Yetti flyer. 
RD subscribers will receive a copy with the next mailing. You can Xerox 
it and post copies in your own neighbortwod. 

The L.A. Cacophony newsletter is available by sending $10 to: 
THE ZONE 

6085 VENICE BLVD. #82 
LOS ANGELES, CA 90034 



::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: •CACOPHONY COMMENTS* :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
• Would you trust the results of a self-evaluation test titled "Are You A 
Genius?"? It's in the January Readers Digest... answers on page 140. • 
Occasionally we find something in the television wasteland that bears 
watching. Mystery Science Theater 3000 may be it. Really shjpid 
movies are enlivened by humorous comments made by a couple of robots 
and their human sidekick. Tune in to Comedy Cenb-al, channel 39, 12:30 
AM Saturday mornings. Some people tape it religiously. • Many local 
Cacophonites thought that their house was special when they found a 
card on the doorknob which said "Your home had been prayed for by 
Richard and Sandy." It seems that missionaries from The Voice of 
Pentecost, a local evangelical church tocated in the okJ El Rey Theater 
on Ocean Ave, have hit hundreds of homes in SF after the Lord spoke to 
their leader. Judging from the photo on the card, any pastor wearing a 
multi-colored tie like that one can1 be all bad. There must be an event in 
here somewhere. • Do you know of any sb"ange phenomena upcoming or 
ongoing? Have odd requests or items of weird lore to share? Call 
Cacophony at 415/665-0231. • 



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ISSUE 
APRIL 



#67 
1992 



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADE 

Ifs a wild and zany parade trough the financia! 
district in this annual tribute to the saint of the 
parking meters. This is a big investment in FUN 
so bnng your pennies to throw at the bankers 
heart and be sure to wear an extra pair of socks 
to the Stock Exchange. Sponsored by Bishop 
Joey & The First Church Of The Last Laugh. 

When: Wednesday. April 1st, Noon. 

Meet: At the Valtencourt Fountain, 
Embarcadero Plaza. 



The Cacophony Society is a randomly 

gathered network of free spints united in the 

pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of 

mainstream society. We are the weathermen 

of unruliness, the anchonwomen of 

psychedelic broadcasts, the reporters of 

mayhem, and the sportecasters of the 

discordian baseball of the mind. 

\ You may already be a member! 




BILL BURROUGHS' WILD WEST 
SHOOTING GALLERY: A Multi-Media 
Appreciation 

Beyond the Cities of the Red Night and West of the Place 
of Dead Roads lies the tnterzone. Here we will meet the 
wild Boys, tune into Dead City Radio, and watch Towers 
Open Fire: "a black mist poured out and hung in the air like 
boiling fur The Sailor^ face dissolved.' Bring Your Own 
Bug powder. No smoking, please. 

When: Friday, April 10th. 8 PM. 

Where: 1442 Judah St, upstairs apt. 

Sponsored by Ronn and Greg, 41 5/664-3220. 



THE WASTELAND III 

Who was that earfy sodtMster in Kansas? He learned at the gate post and studied the horizon and 
figured what wheat might do next year and thed to calculate why God ever made the grasshopper 
and why two days of hot winds smother the life out of a stand of wheat and why there was such a 
spread between what he got for grain and the price quoted in Chicago and New York. " 

We will take a walking tour of a completely unique and virUjally intact portion of the post-Sandburg 
San Francisco industrial waste land, ending in a chamber wttfi a panoramic view of it all where we 
will enjoy our non-technological eats and drinks. We will again discuss whether the waste land is 
sterile and doomed to extinction by the fatal flaw of our over developed frontal lobes, important 
Note: ID IS REQUIRED ON THIS TOUR. Umrt 20 participants. Please RSVP. Bring: i) A 
securely seated gourmet, quaifty potluck dish and drink carried in a knapsack to leave your hands 
free, 2) Hiking boots or sneakers, 3) The smallest flashlight you can get (no bigger than AA size), 4) 
Layered clothing appropriate to the weather as we will be botn m and out of doors. 5) Gloves you 
don't care about to protect your hands. 

When: Saturday, April 1 1th, 7 PM. 

Where: Please see RSVP 41 5/751-7502. 

Cost $5. 

Your Host Harry HaBer. 

Technrcal Assistants: Sebastian Melmoth and St Sixtus. 



DESERT SITEWORKS #1: Planning Meeting 

In May (and/or perhaps June) we will journey to unexplored regions 
of the Black Rock Desert, expressly to make art. We'll do gonzo 
giant earth drawings, bodypainting, become mudpeople, flaunt 
props and personal fetishes. Then we'll enact a primordial theater 
event and photograph it. We'll party down, have a hot soak and 
watch the desert stars revolve. 

Currently, there are about 10 people involved--and we're hoping for 
more. We need creative collaborators with skills and interest in the 
following: costumes (creating strange and frabjous threads). 
bodypainting (both make-up and whole-body), props (Americana, 
kitsch, totems, fetishes, etc.), sculpture (ability to craft distinctive 
objects both large and small and make funky assemblages out of 
found materials), drawing (on the desert floor), ACTORS -- 
Cacophonists to portray les liasons amoreux et dangereux . 

When: Thursday, April 16th, 7 PM. 

Where: The ground floor, front meeting room at The Edinburgh 
Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. near Larkin. 

Join Sebastian Melmoth 415/566-3301 and Imago Photon 415/488- 
9864 at the next organizational meeting. 

THE 2nd ANNUAL, THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS 
VICTORIAN CROQUET TOURNAMENT, MAD HATTER'S 
TEA PARTY. WHITE RABBIT EASTER EGG HUNT AND 
PICNIC 

"The time has come, the Walrus said. 
To talk of many things: 
Of shoes - and ships - and sealing-wax - 
Of cabbages - and kings - 
And why the sea is boiling hot - 
And whether pigs have wings " 

Bring an outdoor lunch, served up with your fine china (no paper 
plates allowed) and a blanket to sit on. Anyone not making an 
attempt to dress for this occasion will be ignored. This event is co- 
hosted by the Greater Bay Area Costumer's Guild. 

When: Easter Sunday, April 19th. Noon to 5 PM. 

Cost: $1 to cover park fees. 

Where: Linley Meadow in Golden Gate Park (NorthEast of the 
Polo Field). 

THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

Come and weep, cheer and growl as we figure it all out. Bring some 
ideas for events tor May or beyond, along with your memories of 
past events. Don't be shy, we're all Cacophonists' 

When: Monday, April 20th, 7:30 PM. 

Where: The Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary St. (the room on the 
second floor). 

STALKER 

We'll play vanations on the games "Killer" and "Capture the Flag" in 
an entirely alien, dangerous, labyrinthine, underground chamber. 
The gaming will be dead serious. Your clothing will be trashed and 
you will need a bath at the end of play. We will run, climb, stalk and 
crawl through a dimly-lighted, thoroughly bizarre and creepy world, 
with the intent to kill. NOT FOR THE MEEK. 

Bring: 1 ) All black (or very dark) clothing that you do not care about, 
2) Good boots or tennis shoes, 3) Small pack with drinks in 
unbreakable container and snacks, 4) $2 for event costs, 5) I.D. 
(valid and current), no warrants, 6) Absolutely no alcohol oi 
controlled substances of any type. 
"Whatever does not kill me makes me hungry." -Melmoth 

When: Saturday, April 25th. 8:30 PM. 

Where: Ball diamond. Golden Gate Park, 7th Avenue at Lincoln 
Way (we'll carpool to location, approximately 6 miles). 

All events are in San Francisco & free unless otherwise noted. 



MAY EVENTS PLANNING GUIDE 

Dar1<est Night: May 15th. Full Moon May 2nd & 31st. Labor Day: May 25th. 
Deadline tor May events is Fnday, /\pril 24th. It you have mailed in an event 
wnteup and have not received an acknowteogement trom us t)y ttie current 
deadline, call 415/665^351 . 



:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PAST EVENTS :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
DADA DAY O'GREEN fourxj a small group of green-clad e*ves celebrating Saint 
Patnck's day. We went through a lot of beer, corned teef and cabbage l»tore 
finally getting kicked out for feeding our pet rat, Noah Knows. 

Thirty-five people showed up tor the MIDNIGHT WALK and strolled through 
Gokten Gate Park in the darkness, stopping at scenic points along the way to 
read mysterious prose. /Vmong the scenic visions was a toaster hanging high on 
a ligtit pole, a profound Cacophony nehc trom another event held last year ago. 

It was a study in movie ttieater history and aichitecture wtien LOST THEATERS 
OF S/\N FRANCISCO attached commerative placques to 41 buiWings on 
Market Street. Look for the 2 by 4 inch markers when you walk by. 

::::::::::::::::::::::::: FUTURE EVENTS ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
KILL YOUR TV will happen sometime this summer. A suitatale location is being 
sought. - THE MYSTERIOUS TOASTER MANIFESTATION will pop-up when 
ttie time is right. •• A lot more activities are now tieing planned around the 
BURNING MAN in September. •• A senes of URBAN G/VMES will be played in 
and around the city. •• THE MAD BOMBER is devising special cytier-events 
which can tie experienced t)y individuals in remote kxations •• You can expect 
more events from the poets, pranksters, adventurers, dadaists arxJ costumers of 
Cacophony. 



For events in Southern California, contact the Los Angeles Cacophony Society at 
213/937-2759. Their newsletter is availatite t)v sending $10 to 

THE ZONE 

6085 VENICE BLVD. #82 

LOS ANGELES, CA 90034 



:::::::::::: - SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY EVENTS •• ::::::::::::::::::::::: 
• Unless there is a last minute change, the Survival Research Laboratories show 
IS on for April 8th in San Francisco. This tree performance of machine art starts 
at 12:30 pm in the parking lot on Third Street tietween Howard and Mission. We 
are expecting several new mechanical monsters, including a pneumatic cannon 
controlled remotely by an operator weanng a special set of goggles. SRL shows 
are noisy, violent, and often nsky. It you're upset by the smell of ttood, dont 
come. " 

:::::::::::::::::::::: •• CACOPHONY COMMENTS •• :::::::::::::::::::::::::: 
Ren & Stimpy fans... new epsodes will hit the tube this summer. (For the 
uninitiated, Ren & Stimpy is a rabd cartoon show, kind of like Rocky and 
Bullwinkle on acid.) Bootleg t-shirts are already on the street. •• It's a free 
marketplace... Do you have your Senal Killer Trading Cards? There are now at 
least five different versions. (Collect 'em all!) Try Deviant or Best Comics in 
the city •• It you're interested in pop religious icons, call Bridge Buildinq Images, 
(802) 864-5346, and ask tor a catatogue. They put out a fine senes of Saint 
posters. You can get Harvey Milk, Stephen Biko, Dorthy Day and Mother Jones, 
all weanng halos. Why wait tor canonization? •• Micky McGowan, the curator of 
The Unknown museum, is currently tooking tor a home tor his collection of thrift- 
shop /^mencana. Anyone interested may contact McGowan at 415-383-2726 •• 
Do you krx)w ot any strange pherxxnena upcoming or ongomg? Do you have 
odd requests or items of weird lore to share? Let us know 



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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

DESERT SITEWORKS: Double Hot Springs-2nd Meeting. 

When: Thursday, May 7th, 7:30 PM. 

Where: The Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. near Larkin. 
The project is shaping up nicely, yet much remains to be done. If you attended the 
first (cacophonous) meeting, please come again! Anyone else interested in art and 
collaborative theater in the desert should join us at the second meeting, or at least 
call. We need a sculptor who can work in wood and people to saounge props and 
Americana 

Info: Imago Photon 415/488-9864 

or Sebastian Melmoth 415/566-3301 



ZONE TRIP - UFO'S ARE REAL! 

When: May9th, 10th & 11th 

Where: Los Angeles 
The LA Cacophony Society will once again invade the 'West Coast UFO Expo'. 
Last it year was a galaxy of fun, walking through aisles of booths selling jewelry 
made by alien beings, UFO books, photographs, videos and other items. There will 
be lectures and information about abductions, sightings, crop circles, government 
coverups and a vast UFO tunnel system inside the Earth. Not to be outdone, a 
Cacophony of aliens will infiltrate the aowd, making strange comments, displaying 
inhuman gestures, speaking in tongues and handing out an amazing dxument which 
will announce the actual arrival of a UFO on Sunday at 9:13 PM! Be there or be left 
behind! 

We'll carpool to LA, leaving Friday night or Saturday morning and connect with 
LA Cacophony. Share transportation and lodging costs, apx. $40 to $60. Return 
on Monday. Bring your space costume for the landing party to be held on the beach 
Sunday night. 

Call 415/665-0351 to RSVP. 






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THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

When: Thursday, May 14th, 7:30 PM. 

Where: The Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St., near Larkin. 
Bring your photos and stories of past events and any kieas you may have for 
wayward activities and merry pranks. 



ENTOMOLOGICAL ORGY 

When: Sunday, May 17th, 12 Noon. 

Where: The Insect Department at the San Francisco Zoo. 
Everyone has a bug in the back corners of their mind. Let's celebrate our internal 
insects by becoming them for an afternoon. Yes, dress as your favorite six-legged 
creature or create a new species. We'll swarm to the insect Zoo for their annual 
'What's Bugging You Day". The optional consummation of this event will be a 
sampling of gourmet recipes provkJed by the zoo including: Mealworm cookies. 
Flying Frittatas and "Meet the Beetles" sausage. Those bugs which an aversion to 
cannibalism may want to protest. 

Cost: $6 Adult admission at the gate, $1 Insect Zoo admission. 

Your Hosts: Monroe Pastermack & Steve Mobia 
Info: 415/587-2628 



SIXTIES VIDEO MARATHON 

When: Saturday, May 23rd, 8:00 PM 
A groovy happening of movies and TV episodes from the 60's! Participants are 
encouraged to dress in 60's mode and to bring food and/or liquid libations. No 
smoking, please! 
More info and/or RSVP: Annie 415/621-1010 or Ronn 415/362-5997 



TEA PARTY EPIC 

When: Sunday, May 10th, 3:00 PM, 

Where: Mad fjladga's Russian Tea Room, 579 Hayes St., 
between Laguna and Octavia Sts. 
This tea parly will be heW at a brand new Tea Room of oki. Mad Magda's, who has 
graciously arranged our exclusive use of their garden for our fete and a special 
group rate of ten dollars per person (tea leaf readings are an extra charge), as 
well as allowing us to bring in our own shen^ and champagne. Included in this 
extravaganza will be a special guest appearance by Chelsea, the Wonder Dog. 
Since we have limited space for only twenty people and have been given a special 
rate, we are requesting an advance, non-refundable payment. Dress: Formal, 
garden wear from any period (or at least something creative). Bring: Sherry or 
champagne to share, if you wish. Send a check made out to "Cash", for $10 and 
signed on the front and back. Mail to "This Time For Sure", 83 Downey St., San 
Francisco, CA 94117 

Informatbn: Call Miss Nancy at 415/681-3189. 
Note: This tea party culminates months of planning in honor of Nancy, but you 
don't have to know her to attend. 



KITCHEN KAFFEE KLATSCH 

When: Saturday, May 30th, 10:30 AM 

Where: 501 Andover St., at Tomkins. 
Career maintenance is demanding, so pop some Vitamin V, some of that Mother's 
Little Helper and harken back to the days of late American housewives. Yes, those 
days when the kids are back in school, the husband is at the office and every 
modern convenience is at the fingertips to make cooking and cleaning a breeze. The 
days of sitting in your neighbor's kitchen, clad in curiers and housecoats, drinking 
cup after cup of coffee. Discover the power of female bonding. Exchange 
Campbell Soup casserole surprise recipes. Munch coffee cake. Smoke incessantly 
and complain about your mother in law. All men attending will be banished to 
garage and yard duty. 

Bring: Coffee cake, libations and vintage clothing. 

Your Host: Petula Rae 

All events are in San Francisco & free unless otherwise noted. 



::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PAST EVENTS ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

Several hundred foolish people participated in the SAINT STUPID'S DAY 
PARADE through the financial district. Highlights included: The Leap Of Faith 
(Will the Earth siill be there after you jump in the air with your eyes closed?), The 
Sock Exchange (Trading smelly options.) and The Miracle 01 The fvloney Machine 
(Pray for that access code!). 

The BILL BURROUGHS' WILD WEST SHOOTING GALLERY was a parly amid a 
bizarre bazaar of art, sound and imagery. Did you sample some of that special 
punch? 

Sandwiched between a group of volley-ball playing Asians and a family reunion, 
THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND PICNIC brought together a large group of 
wonderfully dressed characters together in the parl<, including women in hoop- 
skirts, men in top hats, a few playing cards, a Humpty Dumpty and a white rabbit. 
There was an abundance of wine, champagne and food. Later, an Easter egg hunt 
deep in the woods produced a variety of elaborately dyed and painted specimens, 
some traditional, some Ukrainian, and some mysterious black eggs which contained 
beautifully dark and magical fortunes. 

STALKER - a very serious game of Capture The Dummy was played out in the 
darkness. 

Notes From The Underground: On April 8th, after rattling office windows for 
many blocks, the SRL machine art performance ended in smoke and flame when the 
show was extinguished by the fire department. The parking lot is still marked 
with impact craters, burnt asphalt and stains from several gallons of oil and blood. 
•• After midnight on April 18th, the smell of ozone hung in the air at The Immortal 
Piano Factory in Oakland. A big party there was enlivened by a giant Tesia Coil 
emitting 25 foot sparks in every direction. The police arrived later after 
receiving reports of loud music. •• The fun continued Easter Sunday night when we 
found a live band playing on the 'Ship Of Fools", a pirate barge anchored in the 
Bay near Tire Beach. Stay tuned. 





:::::::::::::::: SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY EVENTS ::::::::::::::::::: 

In spite of the earthquake. The Great Kinetic Cross-Country Sculpture Race will 
be held in Areata, CA on Memorial Day weekend. Dozens of human-powered, 
cartoonish machines will compete in this 3-day, 38-mile race over city streets, 
country roads, sand dunes, mud quagmires and deep water. Vehicles in the past 
have included a great while shark, an espresso machine, a dinosaur, a tricycle, and a 
3,600-pound entry pedaled by a top-hatted crew of 14. If you're interested in 
making the trip, contact Bill Binzen @ 415/488-9864. 

JUNE EVENTS PLANNING GUIDE 

Darkest Night: June 30th. Full Moon: June 14th. Deadline for June events is 
Friday, May 15th. If you have mailed in an event writeup and have not received an 
acknowledgement from us by the current deadline, call 415/665-0351. 

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: FUTURE EVENTS :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

On Sunday, June 14th, THE BURNING MAN PARTY will launch this year's epic 
with an illuminated spectacle of fire and water, featuring burning dancers, neon 
artworks, music by Clubfoot, and many other surprises. The event will be held at 
the Lake Merced Boathouse starting at 7:30 PM. Admission is $10. •• LOST 
THEATERS OF SAN FRANCISCO will continue with it's urban archeological 
research and field explorations. •• There is the possibility of a JULY 4th ART 
CAR PARADE if it can be organized by that time. If you have an art car, call 
Cacophony. •• KILL YOUR TV is looking for a suitable location to perform the 
execution. •• BUMPER STICKER PRANKS is seeking ideas for weird slogans like 
"My child is an idiot at Smith Elementary." •• Do you have that perfect symbol of 
social compliance ready for THE MYSTERIOUS TOASTER MANIFESTATION? - 
You can expect even more events from the poets, pranksters, adventurers, 
dadaists and costumers of Cacophony, 



For events in Southern California, contact the Los Angeles Cacophony Society at 
213/937-2759. For events in Seattle, the Seattle Cacophony Society is now 
organizing it's own brand of local chaos. 





Who 

is 

this 

DOG 

anyway? 



:::::::::::::::::::::: CACOPHONY COMMENTS ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

Congratulations and thanks to Dwayne Newtron and all the Cacophonists who 
worked on the Fantasia Protest. This long-running prank, first announced in 
Rough Draft #55, was finally unveiled by the Wall Street Journal on April 1st. 
Would you believe a Paramount Pictures presentation at your local hardware 
store? In an attempt to dredge up a new marketing angle, this movie studio has 
introduced the "Simulated Rock Speaker". Each rock, with built-in 8" speaker, 
handcrafted from natural minerals and cementious materials...". Only $99.96 eac 
at your local Home Club/Base hardware store. •• Do you know of any strange 
phenomena upcoming or ongoing? Do you have odd requests or items of weird lor| 
to share? Let us know. 

Book Review: The Literary Cacophonist recommends "Geek Love", by Katherine 
Dunn. According the the description on the back of the book, it 'is the story of a 
carnival family, the Binewskis, who save their traveling 'Carnival Fabulon' from 
bankruptcy by giving birth to fabulous freaks-the children born to Lil Binewski 
after sfie ingests drugs, insecticides, arsenic, radioisotopes, anything to make her 
babies more 'special'. (Book suggested by Sandra, of the Seattle Cacophony 
Society.) 



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Cacophony Classified: Roommate Wanted • 
per month. 415/863-7440. 



Floating home in China Basin, 



Lost & Found: A round, silver sen/ing tray with a half inch base and the initials 
'JBW', was lost at "The Alice In Wonderland Tea Parly". Give Peter a call at 
415/731-9207. 

Subscribe: You can experience a year of unusual activities with a subscription to 
Rough Draft. Each monthly issue comes in a unique image envelope stuffed with 
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POSSUM 

Plunge animal into very hot but not boiling water 2 minutes. 
Pull out or scrape off hair without damaging skin. Slit belly 
from throat to hind legs. Remove entrails, feet, eyes, and brains. 
Do not remove head or tail. Wash thoroughly. If possible, freeze 
for 3 or 4 days. When ready to cook, wipe with a cold, damp 
cloth. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put in roasting pan. Add I 
cup water and juice of 1 lemon. Bake in hot oven (400° F.) 1 5 
minutes, turning once. Cover. Reduce heat and bake in moderate 
oven (350° F.) 1 '4 to iVz hours. 

Our favorite recipe from page 393 of the 1951 American Family Cook Book. 



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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 415/665-0351 





ISSUE #69 
JUNE 1992 

The Cacophony 
Society is a 
randomly gathered 
network of free 
spirits united in the 
pursuit of 
experiences beyond 
the pale of 
mainstream society. 
We are those 
eccentric 
individuals who 
refuse to live dull 
and ordinary lives. 
We are the 
renegade creators 
of experience- 
based reality. We 
are the conscious 
objectors of the 
manipulated 
masses. 

You may already be 
one of us! 



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 




"F" FIESTA 

When: Friday, June 5th, 5:55 Pl\^. 

Where: 297 Richland Ave., south side of Bernal Heights near Holly Park. 
"F" is for fun! freaks, floozies, flibbertygibbets & fools. Fetch 
your friends and follow to the "F"-Fiesta for flamboyant frocks, frantic 
feasting, fancy footwork and other frollicking festivities. Frisking and 
finger printing at the front foyer. Furnish "F"-fashion, "F"-food (i.e.. 
Frosted Flakes, Fiddle Faddle, frogs' fegs, fermented fluids) and "F"'- 
fun (i.e., frisbees, fiddles, funky music). Brought to you by the letter "F". 
For further facts/fiction, phone Fat Furball Folks at 415/824-8525 



PASTE PARTY 

When: Saturday, June 13th., 2-6 PIVI. 
Where: 633 Haight St. 

Bring your paste, parts and prose to create flyers, tracks and 
one-shots that will amuse and baffle the pasteless. Some of these will be 
pieces of other forms of dissemination that are participating in a fanzine 
media show. Others will not even relate to pieces on the same page. The 
finished parts will be pasted on standing walls, handed to innocent 
bystanders or delivered by the unsuspecting post office. Get lots more 
info from Niki of Armpit 415/558-8184 or Ashton of Bad Newz, 
415/626-4216. Free, but excessive photocopying may cost. 



FIRE AND WATER 

When: Sunday, June 14th, 7:30 PM to Midnight. 
Where: Lake f^erced Boathouse, San Francisco. 

We'll launch this year's BurningMan epic with an illuminated 
spectacle on the waters of Lake IVIerced. Look for a Neon lit shoreline, an 
8-foot tall effigy, dancers clothed in living flame, torch singer Connie 
Champagne, music by the Bing Nathan Combo and the Clubfoot Salon 
Orchestra. Free dessert, no host bar. Proceeds will go towards the 
Burningfi^an construction fund. 
Admission: $10 
Info: 415/681-3189 





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THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

When: Thursday, June 18th, 7:30 Pf^. 

Where: The Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St., near Larkin. 

Jump in the Cacophony think tank and come up with some new 
event ideas or just swim around, looking at the photos of past pranks I 
floating on the pool table. 



HAVE BAHERIES, WILL BOOGIE: THE URBAN BALLROOM 

When: Friday, June 19th. 7:30 PM. 

Where: Huntington Park across from Grace Cathedral, corner of 

California and Taylor Sts. 

It's nightclub night on Nob Hill, so join us for an evening of 
dancing and cosilaizing to the hottest tunes from the 1300's on up. All 
group dances will be taught (and called); individual dance instruction is 
available to those who want it. Bring: Water, I.D., dancing shoes. Hints: 
The Facilities are primitive, so do your business at home. 
Your Host: Yahoon Doorstop, 415/346-3357 



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A DAY WITH DAEDALUS 

When: Sunday, June 28 , 9:30 AM. 

Where: 626 ■ 33rd Ave. (between Anza & Balboa). 

Once again we'll drive to the top of Mt. Tarn to break the laws of 
gravity while we practice climbing and rappelling techniques. The climbs 
range in difficulty from beginner to ...? There will be a knowledgeable 
■•'structor to show you the ropes. The atmosphere will be non-pressured 
d participation will be facilitated with fun, comfort and safety as the 
main focuses. Space limited to eight people. Please call to RSVP. Bring: 
1 ) A car if you have one, your feet if you don't. 2) Comfortable clothing 
allowing free movement. 3) Sunscreen and hat. 4) A container of water 
for thirst (no water nearby and we'll be there all day). 5) Snugly fitting 
sneakers or hiking boots. 6) Food to keep you going through the day. 
7) A day pack to carry everything in, to keep your hands free. 
Your Hosts: Harry Haller and Tess Hokari. 
Call 415/751-7502 to RSVP. 



JULY EVENTS PLANNING GUIDE 

Full f^oon: July 15th. Darkest night: July 29th. Deadline for July events is 
Friday, June 19th. If you have mailed in an event writeup and have not 
received an acknowledgement from us by the current deadline, call 
415/665-0351. 

All events are in San Francisco & free unless otherwise noted. 



THE WIDE RANGE OF CACOPHONY EVENTS 

( E ZONE OF 1,000 LAKES 

vvnen: f^onday, June 1st, 7:30 Pl^. 

Where: li^inneapolis, f^innesota. 

Join a post-modern archaeological expedition as we search for the WPA 

ruins along the banks of the Mississippi River. 

Meet at 54th Street and River Road. 

Your Host: Svensk Runestone. 




1920'S SPEAKEASY 

When: Saturday,June 6th, 9:00 PM. 

Where: Seattle, Washington 

Flappers, gangsters and bathtub gin. Tell'em Sam sent you. 

Info: 209/781-8447 




BELOW THE CITY OF ANGELS 

When: Sometime this month. 

Where: Los Angeles, California. 

You've heard rumors about the existence of "The Tunnels". Now we're 

going down there. Watch out for the alligators! 

Info: 213/937-2759 



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:::::::::::::::: SOUNDS UKE CACOPHONY ::::::::::::::::::: 

FARE TALE MASQUERADE BALL- On the night of June 13th, the 
beautiful, historic Clocktower in Benicia becomes an enchanted castle 
filled with exquisitly-adorned creatures. This unforgettable evening of 
dancing, dining and entertainment is sponsored by the Greater Bay Area 
Costumers' Guild. $60 advance tickets required. Info 415-864-5511. 




::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::> FIJTURE EVENTS ~:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

•• Bring your pots, pans and other noise makers to the TINKERBANG for 
some syncopated noisemaking. •• URBAN CAMPING has found some 
unusual sites within the city. •• THRIFT STORE SHOPPING SPREE may 
be the opportunity for you to expand your costume wardrobe. •• The 
CYBERSTILLS photo shoot will take place in the Black Rock Desert of 
Nevada over the weekend of July 1 1 th. •• Do you own a coffin? WAKE 
THE DEAD would like to borrow it for one day. •• If you can brave the 
mosquitos and leeches, RETURN OF THE AFRICAN QUEEN is an 
extended event, featuring fishing, swimming, and a barbecue on the deck 
of a wooden derelict mired in the Delta mud. (Scheduled for July 18th.) •• 
You can expect even more events from the poets, pranksters, 
adventurers, dadaists and costumers of Cacophony. 



:::::::::::::::::::::: CACOPHONY COMMENTS ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

GLOW STICKS! Those wondrous technological innovations used on many 
Cacophony events are available in 1" to 15" sizes. Call 1-800-451-8900 
The 6" sticks are only $1 each. •• Find out about PIRATE RADIO at the 
Armpit Gallery, 633 Haight St, on June 1 1th at 2 PM. You may be able to 
experience a live broadcast if you get there before the FCC does. •• Send 
a letter via UFO, ELVIS, FRED AND BARNEY... People in the U.S. are 
buying postcards and stamps to help the Post Office select an Elvis 
stamp. The country of Grenada is honoring alien invaders with a set of 
UFO stamps and the Mongolian Post Office has just issued a set of 
stamps which depict the Flintstones visiting the Gobi Desert. •• This 
question posed by Ian Shoales at a recent performance - 'Do Indians let 
the air out of their Reboks before they enter a wigwam?" •• Do you know 
of any strange phenomena upcoming or ongoing? Do you have odd 
requests or items of weird lore to share? Let us know. 



Subscribe: You can experience a year of unusual 
activities with a subscription to Rough Draft. Each 
monthly issue comes in a unique image envelope stuffed 
with strange things. 
-$10for 1 year. 
-$18 for 2 years. 

SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 

P.O. BOX 426392 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94142-6392 



For events in Southern California, contact: 
L.A. CACOPHONY SOCIETY 
6085 VENICE BLVD. #82 
LOS ANGELES, CA 90034 

For events in Seattle, Washington, contact: 

SEATTLE CACOPHONY SOCIETY 
P.O. BOX 17102 
SEATTLE, WA 98107 



© 1992 Rough Draft, Dr. Edwina Pythagoras & Genevieve J. Petrone, Editors. 



Our favorite recipe from Larousse Gastrononomique, English Edition 1961 



FRIED BEAVER 

Cut into about inch-square chunks so the 
meat can be easily stirred in the spider. (A 
spider is a black cast iron frying pan. Techni- 
cally, only the ones with 5 legs were known 
as spiders.) Fry in butter, adding a medium- 
sized onion to a spiderful. Frying too long 
toughens the meat. 





ISSUE #70 



ROUGH DRAFT 



JULY 1992 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 415/665-0351 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences 
beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are the aggressive mutants of an evolving species engaged in a 

struggle with the mindless beast of hormone-induced behavior. We are the Yin-Yang Zen Cat-Masters 

planning a cunning escape from the cage of a commercially-produced existence. We are a society of playful 

friends choosing to dance the walk of life. You may already be a member! 







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LET THEM EAT CAKE 

When: Bastille Day, Tuesday, July 14th, 12 Noon. 
Where: On the front steps of City Hall at Polk St. 

A riot of satire which is sure to provoke a revolution or at least 
question the status quo. We'll supplement the city's social services 
program by dressing as 18th century aristocrats and then parading 
through the streets handing out pieces of wholesome carrot cake to the 
homeless. Call Pierre at 415-731-9207 if you can contribute a cake or if 
you need help with costuming. 



THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

When: Thursday, July 16, 7:30 Pl^. 

Where: The Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary St. 

It's time for another poolhall spectacle as we spill the beans on 
Cacophony past, present and future. Come and be part of the plan... 











RETURN OF THE AFRICAN QUEEN 

When: Saturday, July 181h, 6:30 PM. 

Where: Somewhere in the Delta. 

Meet: Berkeley BART station, parking space #351 , Ashby & M.L.K. Way. 

Join us for an evening Bart)ecue Party on the deck of an old 
wooden ship that once plyed the inland waterways. Leaving Berkeley at 
7:00 Pf^^, we will journey 40 minutes to an undisclosed location. After cars 
are safely parked, a van will take you to the water's edge where a small 
dingy awaits to carry you into a quiet backwater slough where the Queen 
/ -^sting solidly on the mud bottom. A ladder over the starboard side 

provide access to the main deck and upper structure where the party 

will be held. This evening's entertainment will include shipboard music and 
dance. To practice your pirate boarding skills, a 30-foot rope hanging 
from the yard-ami v\nll allow anyone so inclined to swing over the side and 
risk dropping into leech-infested waters. The more adventurous 
members of our crew can take advantage of the low tide to disembark and 
search for booty hidden in an abandoned fishing village where rats play in 
rotting shacks and rusting vehicles. You are encouraged to dress as 
characters from "The African Queen" or other nautical themes: military 
uniforms, sailor caps, pirate outfits, lace and petticoats etc. This event 
will end at midnight. Bring your favorite drink, some mosquito repellent, a 
light jacket and perhaps a towel if you intend to get wet. Bring flashlight 
and I.D. If you're going leave the ship's security to pillage the village. 
Space is limited to 45 individuals. Reservations are required ! 
Call 415-665-0351 and leave your name, phone number and life jacket 
size. Cost is $1 2 to cover materials, supplies, gourmet food, equipment 
rentals and one round of grog. Your host: Captain Zymbot. 



THE TOURISTS FROM HELL 

When: Saturday, July 25th, 12:00 Noon. 

Where: Meet at Lefty O'Doul's, 333 Geary St., off Powell. 

We'll be giving a busload of tourists an experience of San 
( icisco the/ll long remember, as we join them for a cacophonous tour of 
everybody's favorite city. Come dressed as an exaggerated example of a 
tourist (i.e., Texans might wear ten gallon hats and cowboy shirts; New 
Yorkers should be loud, brash and arrogant; of course, leisure suits are 
always appropriate) and armed with dumb tourist questions (Do cars 
wear out their brakes a lot on these hills? Where can we get Rice-a-Roni? 
etc.). For added confusion, one member of our group will pretend to be a 
local, giving his out-of-tovm parents a tour of the city, and telling them 
outrageous lies about landmarks and history, which the rest of us will 
enthusiastically embrace. We'll meet beforehand to work out other 
strange scenarios. The one-hour tour costs $12. 
Jeffrey Spaulding, 415/564-5047. 



SON OF MASSAGE EVENING (A free, quiet massage party) 

When: Saturday, July 25th, 8:30 PM 

Where: 1409 Shrader St. #2 (near Rivoli) 

Why: To celebrate Avatar's failure to become a paid massager. 

Bring: Yourself, best etiquette and whatever else. 



RETURN OF THE MUD PEOPLE 

"'hen: Friday, July 31st 
' ire: The Financial District near the Transamerica Building. 

Discover the wild one inside who dances on pavement. Make 
grunting noises. Dress neolithic or urban-barbaric. You bring sticks and 
bones and things to bang on. We'll bring mud to slather over your semi- 
nude body. Don't worry, we've done this before. 
For meeting time and place, call Grechen at 415-255-6058 
or Keith at 885-2003. 




LOST BOYS AND GIRLS GO CAMPING 

When: Saturday, August 1st 

The raging flamts of duraflame logs call invitingly for you to 
scream, run wild like a maniac or to sit quietly and enjoy the beauty of the 
Marin Headlands. We will be camping in a secluded tree-lined glade at the 
edge of reality. Games of tag, hide n' seek and capture the flag will be 
organized for those who want to get grubby, and shade will be available 
for those who wish to relax away from the grown-up world. A guided tour 
of the bunkers and other surprises are in the works. There is no site fee, 
but you will need to provide your own food, beverages and camping gear 
for the day/night. Transportation, bathroom facilities and limited tent 
space are available for those in need. 

For more info and to RSVP (Limited attendance) call Monkey Master, 
415/333-4649 or Yahoon Doorstop, 415/346-3357. 

FUTURE EVENTS 

" BLACK ROCK FASHION SHOW - Join the celebrants of BURNING 
MAN for the 1st annual Black Rock Fashion Show. Choose the draping you 
prefer from desert cultures of any era, devise modern wear specifically 
adapted to desert conditions, or invent a costume which interprets the 
force of sun, wind and fire. Be prepared on September 6th to strut your 
stuff on the largest flat expanse of earth in North America. To 
participate, call Annie 415/621-1010 or Tracy 415/241-0664 •• 
BURNING MAN would like to thank all those who have already registered 
for the Labor Day weekend event. Your Map, Campsite Survival Guide and 
Gate Pass will be mailed in August. •• 

SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY 

"Interested in a real freak show? See human pincushions, see fire eaters, 
see various body orifices stuffed with nails, razor blades, tubes and other 
foreign objects. See genital mutilation. Drink regurgitated beer. Step 
right-up and experience some real side-show entertainment at the JIM 
ROSE CIRCUS. July 15th & 16th, 8PM at the Club DV8. Tickets at 
Bass. •• 

CACOPHONY COMMENTS 

"Frank n' Ed, having lost their job selling Bartles & James Wine Coolers, 
are now posing in new threads for Golf Illustrated magazine. " Smells like 
Cacophony: John Stapp of Travis County, Texas may be the only sewage 
diver in the country. He makes his living wearing a diving suit and making 
repairs while submerged inside treatment-plant containment vessels. " 
The Berkeley Guerilla Plop Art Show located in the fenced vacant lot at 
Telegraph and Haste has returned. Each night a new brightly-painted 
object item seems to materialize. " Also seen in Berkeley, a McDonalds 
billboard with the the spray-painted inscription "McFood Not 
Bombs!"??? You figure it out. " In case you haven't heard, Macy's is now 
selling Star Trek uniforms, T-shirts, jewelry and mugs. On Wednesday, 
June 17th, George Takei who plays Sulu, made a special appearance to 
push the memorabilia at the San Francisco store. Word of the event was 
quickly spread on the Cacophony phone hotline. At noon the commercial 
emporium was invaded by an obnoxious band of Klingons (wearing 
authentic make-up and uniforms) who succeeded in disrupting the staid 
decor, knocking over displays and being escorted out the door by store 
security. " 



Subscribe: You can experience many unusual activities with a 
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This issue is dedicated to Kozmic Ladye, one of SF's eccentric crackpots. 
We'll miss her colorful end-o-the-world tracts and her verbal rants at public 
meetings. 



ROUGH DRAFT 

ISSUE #71 415/665-0351 AUGUST 1992 

THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 



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LOST BOYS AND GIRLS GO CAMPING 

When: Saturday, August 1st 
Where: Marin 

The raging flames of duraflame logs call invitingly for you to 
scream, run wild like a maniac or to sit quietly and enjoy the beauty of the 
Marin Headlands. We will be camping in a secluded tree-lined glade at the 
edge of reality. Games of tag, hide n' seek and capture the flag will be 
organized for those who want to get grubby, and shade will be available 
for those who wish to relax away from the grown-up world. A guided tour 
of the bunkers and other surprises are in the works. There is no site fee, 
but you will need to provide your own food, beverages and camping gear 
for the day/night. Transportation, bathroom facilities and limited tent 
space are available for those in need. 

Call Monkey Master, 415/333-4649 or Yahoon Doorstop, 415/346-3357 
for more info and to RSVP (Limited attendance) 



THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

When: Thursday, August 20th, 7:30 PM. 
Where: The Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary SL. 

You can join in the plot to overthrow existing reality and replace 
It, at least temporarily, with one of your own making. Bring photos from 
past events, ideas for new events and some money for beer, fish & chips. 
We'll be upstairs sitting around the pool table. 



ARTS MARATHON 

When: Saturday, August 22nd, Noon to Midnight 
Where: For info and RSVP, call Bonn at 415/362-5997 

A 12 hour Art Salon Party, welcoming musicians, writers and 
creative people to present their works. Featured in the evening segment 
will be the comic-absurdist science fiction play called: The Compleat Lost 
In Space Book by Greg Autry Wallace. Participants and/or audience are 
encouraged to bring food or drink. RSVP is encouraged since space is 
limited. This is a non-smoking event. 



AN EVENING OF SARTORIAL SPLENDOR 

V\/hen: Saturday, August 29th, 9 PM* 
Where: 1800 Sq. Feet, 917 Clement?' St. 
Theater admission: $1 * 

Imagine yourself promenading down a runway, swathed in a 
garment either dramatic, bizarre or having a long and interesting history, 
perhaps even something quite humble and mundane. As you make your way 
downstage, the velvet voice of our elegant MC can be heard describing you 
and your raiment in your own words, as music (that you have selected from 
from our large collection) plays behind you, complimenting and commenting 
on the entire tableaux. This event promises moments of stylistic madness. 
Dig into your closets and into your minds. 

Bring: 1) Your special outfit, 2) A personal commentary, to be read 
aloud by our MC (typed or written legibly in the 3rd person, not to exceed 
250 words-this commentary can merely describe your threads, or it can 
describe how you acquired it and its history, or can be a tale, totally 
unrelated to your clothes, but accenting your garment and walk in some 
way. 

Call 415/665-0351 if you are intending to model or have questions. 
* All models should show up before 8 PM. 
Your Hostess: Elma Schiaparelli. 



BURNING MAN 

When: September 4th - 7th 

Where: Nevada 

Cost: $25 

Info: 415/381-3189 

The annual festival where go to the desert and burn a giant 
wooden man. This year the center of camp will feature a large wood and 
cloth structure to serve as a shaded oasis, complete with a cistern, where, 
with the help of a large an'ay of solar panels, 300 gallons of water will 
flow through a series of gentle waterfalls. Many new activities are 
planned including a fashion show and our first wedding. 



THE WALKING ART GALLERY 

When: Friday, September 1 1th, 6«0 PM 
Where: The Opera House, Grove & Van Ness 

Against the gala formality of the opening night of the opera, 
well parade outside as a walking art gallery, carrying paintings by local 
artists. This will give new and generally unknown artists a chance to 
exhibit their work to a cultured and wealthy audience, and the rest of us 
an opportunity to put on our formal clothes and help our friends. We will 
provide a van to transport paintings to Grove and Van Ness. Each artist 
might also want to carry a blown up statement about themselves and their 
art to carry alongside the painting. Artists wishing to exhibit must make 
prior arrangements to have their paintings picked up. Everyone else 
should meet at Grove and Van Ness wearing formal clothes or all black. 
Call 415/564-5047 for more information. 



PAST EVENTS 

LET IHEM EAT CAKE - On Bastille Day, several elegantly dressed 18th 
century aristocrats gathered near City Hall to hand out cake to the 
homeless. After discharging their civic duty and delivering the last crumb 
to the Mayor's office, the group retired to the Saint Francis Hotel for 
several glasses of champagne. Later, a couple of dandies staged a 
sword-fight on Powell Street followed by a group promenade around 
Union Square. Watch for some new costumes to show up at the annual 
Bridge Dinner next year. 



RETURN OF THE AFRICAN QUEEN - Many Cacophony events are 
designed to push the boundaries of experience. This was one of those. 
The Captain vrould like to thank all who helped pull this one off and 
especially Jeffery S. and Sebastion M. who did a wonderful imitation of 
Bogart vitien they waded through waist-deep mire to haul the loaded 
dingy into deeper water. Despite the difficulties of a low tide, a strong 
wind and a temperamental engine, the entire group managed to board the 
old wooden ship with varying degrees of mud on their shoes. It turned out 
to be a lively party with music and dance on the main deck. This was the 
first time that this location has been used for an event and with some 
improvements such as additional shipboard lighting, better food service 
and some added activities, we'll do it again! 



THE TOURISTS FROM HELL were worse than you can imagine. Loud, 
obnoxious and extreme in both manner and dress, it was an experience that 
many other tourists and a few locals will not forget. Right after we 
boarded the tour bus in downtown San Francisco, the driver was heard to 
exclaim "This is going to be one of those days." We were just getting 
warmed up when we all piled out at Pier 39 to spend an hour harassing the 
shopkeepers and outdoing our peers. Howie was constantly boasting that 
everything was better in New York. Tex was asked to leave The Indian 
Shop after he climbed on the back of the stuffed buffalo. When we 
visited the sea lions, our know-it-all tour-guide amazed the crowd with a 
story about how the vicious animals once dragged a young boy from the 
edge of the pier. Later we reboarded the bus and managed to 
commandeer the PA system for about 15 minutes as we sung the Rice-A- 
Roni song and told ridiculous lies about local landmarks. Did you know that 
that the Transamerica Building is used as a mooring post for blimps? 
Several Japanese tourists will now swear that ifs tnje. 

. SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY 

The 3rd annual EL PORTAL DOG DAYS is a laid-back music and fun 
festival held on Saturday, August 14th. El Portal is an old mining town 
located in a box canyon, just 1 5 miles West of Yosemite. For $6, you can 
visit the small railroad museum, swim in the river and hear music ranging 
from Country & Western to Reggae. For more info call Dave at 510/430- 
9884. " CLASSIFIED, a satirical look at the job hunt, will be 
performed by Fred Adier at the Victoria Theater, 296M6th St, (near 
Mission BART) August 20 -29, 8 PM, Thursday thru Saturday. The show 
includes masks, magic, pyrotechnics, video and slide projections. With an 
emphasis on audience interaction, the interior of the theater will be 
transformed into a "locale of occun-ence" where bad attitude encounters 
a corporate, media-processed world. The $1 2 tickets are available at 
BASS. On Friday, August 28th, any Cacophony Society member with a 
special ROUGH DRAFT RESUME will be admitted for $5. You are 
included in the show, so wear a tie, bring a briefcase or just chain a 
typewriter to your ankle. •• MTVldeo? A repeat Cacophony 
performance of that event held in the abandoned SOMA warehouse? An 
LA film crew is shooting an industrial music video for a local band at that 
location in September. Details in the next Rough Draft. 



LOST & FOUND 415/665-0351- Many items disappear or turn up during 
Cacophony events. Here's the cun-ent list. Found: a propane stove, 
rhinestone bracelet, multi-purpose utility knife, a pair of prescription 
sunglasses. Lost: makeup kit, death's head mask, 8' aluminum ladder. 



.. NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND 

The excavation for the new San Francisco library has uncovered the 
original foundation of the old city hall which was destroyed in the quake of 
1906. A maze of old brick foundations, walls and bulkworks between 8th 
and 9th Streets. The area is surrounded with a seven foot chain-link 
fence with no barbs on the top. With a strong interest in urban 
archeology, we recently mounted a late-evening expedition. The excavation 
has uncovered a brick-lined tunnel running diagonally across the site. The 
tunnel is big enough for one person to walk through in a stooped position. 
We climbed down through a opening where the heavy equipment had 
broken through the arched brick ceiling. Armed with flashlights, v/e made 
our way inside about two hundred feet until we reached a point under 
Fulton Street where the tunnel was collapsed and further progress was 
blocked by rubble. Another fifty feet and we would have been in the 
basement of the Wells Fargo Bank. We managed to turn around and make 
our back way out. The entire area is littered with shards of old glass and 
pottery from which we selected a few choice momentos before leaving. 
Stay Tuned. 



. CACOPHONY COMMENTS 

•• A local billboard reading "HELP KEEP SAN FRANCISCO ONE NEAT 
CITY" was seen recently with the added text "KILL YOUR DOG" •• 
Attention Twin Peaks fans: FIRE WALK WITH ME will be released to local 
theaters on August 28th •• For more infomiation about MYSTERY 
SCIENCE THEATER, you can write to: MST 3000, P.O. Box 5325, 
Hopkins MN 55343 « Dawn of the Deadhead... the EMPORIUM is now 
selling JERRY GARCIA ties. (Commentators Note: "That's the last 
straw, I'm going out now to scrape the bumper sticker off my Volvo.') •• 



OUR FAVORITE RECIPE: 

Cookies, With Carboaate of Ammonia.— Carbonate of aminonia, 
1 oz.; sugar, 1 pt , sweet milk, ^ pt. ; sweet cream, J^ pt.; flour, enough to 
roll them out nicely. Bake iniick. They are better to let them stand 2 or 3 
days. So says " Fannie C.,'' ot .Medina, Wis. 

Cookies, With Ammonia.— Lard, lib. ; sugar, 5 cups; milk, 1 qt. ; car. 
bonate of ammonia, 1^ ozs.; caraway seed, a little salt, and flour to make stiff 
enough to roll. Directions — Dissolve the ammonia in the milk and add to 
the lard and sugar, previously rubbed together. For small families, one-half 
or one-fourth the amount may be used. Hope Humason, of Brookside, Conn., 
says: "It has been tried and approved." 

Remarks. — It will be observed that where more than one recipe is given for 
making any cake, or other article, they are always different; so that persons 
who have not the articles called for in one may have those called for in another, 
thus enabling everybody to be accommodated. And I may properly say here 
that I give none which my own. judgment, from my long experience in study- 
ing and testing practical recipes, does not at once consent to the appropriateness 
of the ingredients to produce, if properly combined, the cake, or whatever 
other article the recipe calls for. 



Our favorite recipe (and our cover illustration) is from "DR. CHASE'S 
THIRD, LAST AND COMPLETE RECEIPT BOOK AND HOUSEHOLD 
PHYSICIAN, OR PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PEOPLE FROM 
THE LIFE-LONG OBSERVATIONS OF THE AUTHOR, EMBRACING 
THE CHOICEST. MOST VALUABLE AND ENTIRELY NEW RECEIPTS 
IN EVERY DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE, MECHANICS, AND 
HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY; INCLUDING A TREATISE ON THE 
DISEASES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN." published in 1887. The 
wealthy Dr. Chase, who once ran for mayor of Ann Artwr, Michigan, lost his 
fortune during the market crash of 1890 and died of 'consumption' during 
the vwnter of 1899. An ornate brick building, bearing his name, stood on 
the comer of Main and Miller in downtown Ann Arbor until it was 
demolished in 1956 to build a parking lot. 



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Qssue '72 September 1992 

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THE WALKING ART GALLERY 

When: Friday, Sept. 11th, 6:00 pm. 

Where: The Opera House, Grove & Van Ness. 

Against the gala formality of the opening night of the 
opera, we'll parade outside as a walking art gallery, 
carrying paintings by local artists. This will give new 
and generally unknown artists a chance to exhibit 
their work to a cultured and wealthy audience, and 
the rest of us an opportunity to put on our formal 
clothes and help our friends. We will provide a van 
to transport paintings to Grove and Van Ness. Each 
artist might also want to carry a blown up statement 
about themselves and their art to carry alongside the 
painting. Artists wishing to exhibit must make prior 
arrangements to have their paintings picked up. 
Everyone else should meet at Grove and Van Ness 
wearing formal clothes or all black. 
Call 415/564-5047 for more information. 



MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS "MEETING" 

When: Saturday, Sept. 19th, 10 pm. 
Where: The gazebo at Sutro Heights Park 
(Geary and 48th Ave - the hill above 
the Cliff house.) 

Midnight Marauders is the new, late-night adventure 
and "midnight-mystery-and-mischief" group from the 



same guy responsible for the Bacchanal Cabal and 
their Midsummer Night's Forest Fantasias. Bring 
flashlights, ID and ideas - and money for drinks. 
Wear dark clothes as we play and explore the mys- 
teries of ancient ruins. See you there. 



THE 2nd ANNUAL AUTUMNAL EQUINOX 
EXTRAVAGANZA 

When: Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2:00 pm. 

Where: Haight & Ashbury. 

Dress: Monastery or Autumnal Extravagant 

Once again, Peter Copperseed will lead the Penny 
Parade down Haight street. We will scatter copious 
copper coinage, bringing good luck to the denizens 
of the Haight- Ashbury and thereby bringing good 
karma to ourselves. Save enough pennies to ride the 
carousel and to get a snack at the Copper Penny 
afterwards. Anyone with lots-o-cents to donate to 
this worthy cause, please call Peter at 415/731-9207. 



HOBO HIJINKS 

Return to the days when down-and-out free spirits 
once cris-crossed the country on the largest trans- 
portation system ever devised by civilization. We'll 
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castles, a band of roving hermits and the champions of carousal. You may already be a member! 



the signs and markings along the hobo trail, prepar- 
ing mulligan stew and avoiding yard bulls. 

Planning Party : Sunday, Sept. 20th, 8:00 
pm. Surrounded by the comforts of home, we'll 
watch a video about the joys and hazards of train 
hopping. There will also be photos of past hijinks 
and an official route map to help plan our mini- 
vacation. At the end of the party we'll sign up those 
rugged adventurers who are really committed to 
ride the rails. Lets talk shop and find out what 
really happened to Casey Jones. 

The Ride : Late Friday evening on October 
9th, we'll meet and then travel to our secret camp- 
site for a few hours rest. In the wee hours of 
Saturday morning we'll climb aboard and wait for 
the departure of our own daylight express. Once 
we're in motion we'll relax, enjoy the comradery of 
the hobo life and learn special skills like how to 
urinate from a moving boxcar. The 3 to 5 hour 
sojourn will take us through the scenic hinterland of 
central California. After disembarking in a remote 
town, we'll be transported back to the Bay Area by 
private vehicle. 

For The Ride, you must bring 1) sleeping 
bag, 2) water and snacks for the day, 3) a small 
bottle of Tokay or white port, this is a 
MANDATORY requirement for this event, 4) knap- 
sack or pack to carry it all. 

Cost is $8 to cover expenses and transportation for 
the return trip home. 

Call The Schuster at 510/849-9852 and leave 
your name and number in order to attend the plan- 
ning party. 



FUTURE EVENTS IN THE PLANNING 
Baby Jesus Takes A Vacation 
Wasteland Documentation Tour 
The CarManic Convergence 



Deadline for October events is Friday, September 
25th. 

•• SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY •• 

If you're not in the Nevada desert with the Burning 
Man this Labor Day weekend, you may want to 
attend the 'Finding Your Way' festival of human 
navigation being held at the San Francisco 
Exploratium. A working automobile will be re- 
created as a mobile sculpture by gluing various 
objects on it. Bring some of your own junk to add 
to the collective project. Call the science museum at 
415-561-0360 for more info. • • At 10 am Sunday, 
Sept. 13th, the San Francisco Opera will hold a cos- 
tumed parade walk starting at the Bandshell in 
Golden Gate Park. To avoid the $10 fee you can 
probably slip in line once the parade starts. Wear 
something interesting. 



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•• CACOPHONY COMMENTS •• 

• • Viacom channel 40 in San Francisco is a new 
science fiction channel which is currently showing 
weird images and audio until they begin regular 
programming. Make a tape of it for your next 
party/therapy session/space trip. It's really out 
there. • • More strange stuff in your ear: Joe Frank 
is on KCSM radio 91.1 at 10 pm Sunday evenings. •• 



THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

When: Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, 7:30 pm. 

Where: The Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. 

near Larkin. 

After last month's meeting was relocated by 
the filming of "I Married An Axe Murderer" we are 
returning for revenge. Bring your ideas to sharpen 
the cutting edge of cacophony events. 



UNDERGROUND CULTURE MUSIC VIDEO 

When: Saturday, Sept. 26th, 4 pm. 

The first in a series of filming shoots for a 
music video produced by a local band will take 
place in the decaying urban environment that we 
often play with. This video will attempt to portray 
the imagery of an integrated European, American, 
African and Asian culture which finds euphoric 
expression in underground multi-media activities. 
In short, this will be a reflection of that which 
already exists. 

Serious costume and makeup is encouraged 
for maximum effect on Super 8, black & white film. 
You are invited to participate in this event with 
minimal stage direction. Dress warmly, this first 
shoot will take place on and near the waters edge 
below a concrete structure. (Future filming events 
will be held in an abandoned warehouse, a sewer 
complex and a graveyard.) 
Meet: In the parking lot of The Ramp restaurant, 
855 China Basin at Mariposa, near 3rd Street (or join 
us for a beer on the patio at 3 pm.) 
Call 510-283-4943 for more info. 



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A note from Geneieve J. Petrone & Dr. Edwina Pythagoras: 
"We are moving on to do some other Cacophony activities 
(including some special events). We w^ould like to take this .-^ 
time to introduce your new editor. This issue of Rough Drafts- 
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The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits 
united in the pursuit of experiences beyound the pale of mainstream 
society. We are the prize players in a surreal game of tag, the secret 
agents of mirth and play; the keepers of fairytale daydreams. 

You may already be a member! 



Crowning Achievement 

When: Friday, Oct. 9th, 9 pm. 

Let's get together to see a wonderful collection of 
hats and head coverings from 1592 to 1992 which 
is now on display at the San Francisco Airport. 
The exhibit includes several hundred hats from a 
simple Greek fisherman cap, a wrestler's mask, 
Indian headdresses, turbans, war helmets, 
wedding bonnets, and art & fantasy hats from 
around the world made of leather, fur and feath- 
ers. You must wear a hat to this event! 
Where: San Francisco Airport. 
Meet: 8:15 pm at 7th Ave. & Lincoln in the city 
for car-pooling -or- 9:10 pm at the airport on the 
moving walk-way next to the exhibit at concourse 
B on the way to United Airlines. 



Full Moon Loonfest and Artsy Wasteland 
Expedition 

When: Saturday, Oct. 10th. 
5:00 pm (promptly) until ? 
An invitation to artists and 
technicians to explore, 
document and transform 
a single parcel of the 
spectacular, jagged leav- 
ings of mercantile dino- 
saurs. Suggested activi- 
ties include recorded 
interviews with locals (if 
any,) dance, plotting of 
longitude/latitude, 
manhole/surface rubbings, 
creative loafing, poems, songs, 
psychic readings, stories, (real?) lec- 
tures on fauna/flora and sculptures, 
shine, furniture constructed with 
found objects, all to be created on the 
spot and presented to the entire group 
as we enjoy a full-moon dinner at this 
now famihar place. Artists will have 
the opportunity to use dayhght, 
twilight and full moonlight 
(clouds permitting) for inspira- 
tion. All are invited to pose for 
Santa Chandler's photo 
Christmas card. We will begin 
with a short hike on uneven 
terrain with obstacles, and you will need both 
hands, so all items should be light and easily 
carried in a backpack or shoulder bag. Please call 
if you have a full size Barbecue grill to loan us. 
Where: An urban pinpoint in the wilds of post- 
industrial SF. 

Meet: Sea Star Club, 2289 - 3rd Street at 20th 
Street. (Our destination is a 20 minute walk 
away.) Muni bus #15 passes by the bar. 




Required: Valid ID, $1 contribution, flashlight, Al 
Fresco food or b-b-q item to share, own beverage, 
cup/glass and art supplies. 
Suggested: Stylish chilly-night clothing, sturdy 
shoes or hiking boots, a mat to sit on, no valua- 
bles left in cars. 

Your Hosts: Santa Chandler 415/673-6629 
Harry Haller 415/751-7502 
Jaochim Samba 415/391-6602 



Columbus Re-Discovered 

When: Sunday, Oct. 11th, Noon 
Commemorate the invasion of America with a 
picnic and a politically corrected 
recreation of this historical 
event. We'll rent a rowboat for 
the interlopers and a canoe for 
the new americians. During the 
picnic we'll develop scenarios to 
play out at the 2 pm landing on 
the beach. Dress as immi- 
grants or natives and bring 
something for the picnic. 
Where: Lake Merit, Oakland, 
Oak Grove Picnic Area - which 
is on the hill near the 
Bandstand/Beach Play Area 
which is across the street from 
666 Park View Road just past 
the Children's Fairyland near 
Grand Ave. ($2 parking in the 
park.) 

Your hosts: 
^5^ .' ■ Isabella and Pocahontas 








lequiem For a View 

When: Saturday, 

October 17th, 5:04 pm. 



Join the crowd at the 
Ferry Building to observe 
^\^ the crumbling passage of 
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erotic fantasy. 



tJ Midnight Marauders' 
"Caper." 

When: Saturday overnight, October 17th. 
Join Midnight Marauders' California Outpost 99 
in an overnight outdoor hike and rugged sleep- 
over somewhere in the hills of Marin. Exact loca- 
tion, itinerary and schedule confidential. 
Attendance extremely limited. 
Where: Marin. 

Info: Midnight Marauders c/o Sweeny/West 
415/979-4992. 



2nd Annual Group Art Show & Reception 

When: Sunday, Oct. 18th, 7:00 pm. 

This is an open studio style group art show open 
to those who wish to exhibit their art (paintings, 
sculpture, photography) in a relaxed, non-ehtist, 
fun environment. Artists are requested to prein- 
stall their art before the day of the exhib- 
it/reception and to label their work with the 
artist's name and the pieces' title (if any) on 3 X 5 
cards. The exhibit/reception is open to the pubhc, 
but R.S.V.P. is requested as space is hmited. This 
is a non-smoking event. 
Info: Ronn @ 415/362-5997, Mon-Fri 9:30-6:00 pm. 



The Cacophony Meeting. 

When: Monday, 26th Oct. 7:30 pm. 

Embrace the conspiracy to create new play- 
grounds from the tailings of mundane existence or 
share amusing anecdotes about events past, 
future and yet to be conceived. Bring good cheer 
and money for libations and food. 
Where: The Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St. 
near Larkin. 



Mister Bubble's 4th Annual Halloween 
Prank 

When: Saturday, Oct. 31st, 7:30 pm. 

Mister Bubble will once again unroll several 
hundred feet of plastic bubble wrap down the 
center of Castro Street between 17th and 19th 
Streets. The usual reaction of the crowd is 
expected. 



Baby Jesus Takes a Vacation 

When: Sunday, November 1st, 2 pm. 

It began last Christmas when a fiberglass infant 
Jesus disappeared from a prominent Nativity 
Scene in the Midwest. The bewildered elders of 
the church could not understand that the 
Messianic departure was anything but the lowest 
kind of devilish prank perpetrated by common 
thieves. The gospel truth however, is that our 
savior believed that there was more to life than 
l)ring in a feed trough and so decided to seek His 
fame and fortune beyond the manger. To calm 
the fears of his distant flock, he has sought to 
explain his action through a series of postcards, 
letters and photos of Himself in various vacation 
settings. Now He comes to us with a scrapbook 
full of memories from Kansas City, Denver and 
Los Angeles. Let's show Him the real San 
Francisco. Bring your ideas to add to the agenda 
list which includes a lusty encounter session at a 
North Beach night-spot, a salty baptism with the 
sea lions at Pier 39, and a round of drinks at a 
notorious gay leather bar. We'll travel from site 
to sight in a van equipped with an approved shop- 
ping cart child seat. Bring some wine, crackers 
and cheese for the holy sacrament to be consumed 
during the reading of the baptismal rights. Don't 
forget your cameras for some divine photo ops. 
Meet: On the steps next to St. Ignatius Church at 





2130 Fulton at Cole. 

Services: performed by Reverend Larry and 

Deacon Mike 

Everyone attending this event will receive a 

yellow warning sign which reads "Caution: Baby 

Jesus On Board." 

Deadline for November events is Wed, Oct. 28th. 



SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY • •• 



• • October 3rd is the 125th anniversary of 
Menlo Park's train station. The Railroad 
Museum there is celebrating with a train ride and 
a parade of 20 antique cars. Authentically cos- 
tumed participants wearing anything from the 
mid 1800's to 1960 are invited to join the parade. 
There will also be a picnic and other festivities 
such as a contest for Best Costume, Best Beard, 
and Oldest Resident. For more information, call 
Christine at 408/356-1963. • • Splice in some new 
genetic material at the International 
Biotechnology Conference, Oct. 12-14, Moscone 
Center. And the literature makes great envelope 
images! • • The 2nd annual SF International 
Accordion Festival will be held on Oct. 24/25th. 
Just follow the music around Fisherman's Wharf. 
• • The Halloween tour of the College of Mortuary 
Science will be conducted by Near Escapes, 
415/386-8687. •• The Dreamers of Decadence, a 
very serious costuming group, will be at the 
opening of Francis Ford Coppola's "Dracula", 
which is scheduled for release around 
Thanksgiving. Sworn to an oath of authenticity, 
there will be absolutely no cheap, cheesy or theat- 
rical vampires. No black capes with poly satin 
linings and no plastic drugstore teeth. Only prop- 
erly fitted, orthodonically correct fangs will be 
allowed. These lovely creatures will be drop dead 
gorgeous, elegant to perfection. What's that red 
smudge at the corner of your mouth? Genuine A- 
Pos, I'll bet! Ahhh... embrace the darkness. •• 
Barnabas is not dead! You can still join The Dark 
Shadows Fan Club at P.O. Box 69A04, West 
Hollywood CA 90069 • • According to Stephen 
Kaplan of the Vampire Research Center in 
Elmhurst, New York, there are 550 vampires 
living in the United States and only 3 living in 
Romania. •• 



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November 1992 




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When: Sunday, Nov. 1st 

The King of Kings is * 

coming to town so let's show Him ' / 1(| 
the real San Francisco. Wear your 
best ecumenical attire and bring 
bread and wine for the baptismal rites. 
Don't forget your cameras for some divine 
photo ops. 

Meet: On the Steps of St. Ignatius Church, 
2130 Fulton at Cole, 2:00 pm 

Baby Jesus will be going to Seattle on Dec. 12th, 
call the Hotline if you want to be part of that 
pilgrimage. 



Waste Land Photography and Walking Tour 

When: Sunday, Nov. 8th, 12 noon (Nov. 15th in 
case of rain.) 



"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster." 
-Hopi prophecy. 



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We will reprise last year's Wasteland Tour 



'by 
•photographically 
documenting a 
'section of San 
Francisco's post-Eliot 
industrial waste land where 
'we'll view first hand what we 
do to the earth and how we adapt 
to the results. Anyone is welcome 
to join this walking tour. However, 
^it will be oriented towards participants who 
want to take pictures along this theme and 
^there will be frequent stops for this purpose. 
The tour will end near a group of abandoned 
barges at a deserted beach where we will 
barbecue, booze and otherwise recycle protein 
into fertilizer with ourselves as inconsequential 
by-products. 

Where: Parking lot at the corner of Cargo Way & 
Jennings St., SF 
Cost: $2.00 per participant. 
Bring: Camera, film, hat, sunscreen, food to 
barbecue/share, something congenial to drink, a 
day pack to carry it all in, wear hiking boots or 
other sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate to 
the weather. Charcoal, barbecue and paper plates 
will be provided. 
Your Host: Harry Haller 415/751-7502 



The Official Organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 



Video Screening and Party 

When: Saturday, Nov., 14th, 7:00 pm 

This is an event where you video 
enthusiasts can bring your non-commercial, 
independent and/or experimental videos to screen 
them in a (pot luck) party atmosphere. Time slots 
will be on a sign-up list, first come first served 
basis. Time allotted will be a half hour per person 
(flexible.) This is a non-smoking event. 
Info/RSVP: Ronn @ 415/362-5997 (Mon-Fri/9:30 
to 6 pm.) 



(415/626-5416.) • •Election Time Art, the Cartoon 
Art Museum has an exhibit of the last sixty years 
of Presidential political and humorous cartoons 
(415/546-9481.) • •Artists gone bad, the SF Open 
Studio program has two prominent artists this 
year, Kevin Evans & Sebastian Hyde. Check out 
their work on Nov., 7th & 8th. 459 Fillmore Ham- 
5pm^^Cacophonists in the Delaware Valley are 
searching for people interested in doing an 
"Acapella production of Peter & the Wolf." 
Info: Ranjit Bhatnagar, PO Box 8166, Phila, PA 
19101^^ 



The Urban Ballroom 

When: Tuesday, Nov., 17th, 7:30 - 9:30 pm. 

The holiday season is upon us and soon the 
air will be filled with the notes of seasonal songs. 
Prepare to make use of this 3/4 time muzak with 
a beginning waltz work shop. Experienced 
dancers are welcome to come as guinea pigs, but 
this is strictly a novice level class. 
Where: VaillanCourt fountain (Justin Herman 
Plaza) at the foot of Market St., SF. 
Bring: Water, comfy shoes, layered clothing & ID. 
Your Host: Yahoon Doorstop 415/346-3357. 



Cacophony Meeting 

When: Monday, Nov., 23rd, 7:30 pm 

Shake the rafters of your cerebrum with 
tales of events past, invitations to upcoming 
adventures and social cacophony to create more 
reality from the threads of existence. 
Where: The Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary 
St. near Larkin, 



Total Cacophony: 

The SF Cacophony Society is ready to 
receive your event write-ups, newsletter 
inquiries, amusing anecdotes, inspired images, 
random participation or just about anything that 
can be mailed, recorded, faxed or uploaded. In 
addition to the P.O. Box and Hotline, Cacophony 
can now get facsimiles and Email. To fax to 
Cacophony just dial 415/776-5513 fi-om any fax 
machine. To reach digital cacophony (Online) by 
modem log onto the Timestream computer 
bulletin board, 415/666-0471 (8N1), and find the 
Cacophony conferences (a special files section is 
accessible if you list Cacophony as a "historical 
group" in the questionnaire.) If you know 
something or need info, let us know. 

Nov.. 24th is the deadline for December events. 



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• •Bart Lounge gone bad, Tokyo is preparing for 
over 1000 rowdy, drinking, singing and costumed 
foreigners to crowd onto its Subway system for a 
huge Halloween party. The 14 year old tradition 
has grown beyond the amazement and control of 
local authorities.* •The New Langton Arts center 
is having a "Festival of Post-Futurity" Nov., 5-7. 
A series of speakers and films will discuss 
cyberpunk, art & the technological modern world 



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The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network 
of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences beyond 
the pale of mainstream society. We are the punctuation 
at the end of hypothetical sentences, words in the prose 
of technological satire, grammarians of absurdist syntax 
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Rough Draft 

Issue #75. December 1992 
The Official Organ of the San Francisco 
Cacophony Society. 



No Christmas in July 
Saturday Dec. 5th, 2:00 P.M. 

A group of concerned citizens, elves and Santas will gather 
downtown to circulate what will appear to be a genuine 
petition to get Christmas decorations, music and TV and 
radio commercials banned except in December of each year. 
The idea is to enrage the merchants of the city and to sym- 
pathize with the visually and aurally assaulted shoppers in 
what seems to be becoming a year long shopping season. 

Wear: Santa suits, Elf attire and tasteless Christmas scarves, 
hats, sweaters, bells or whatever you have and a clip board if 
you have one. 

Meet: Union Square, at the base of the statue. 
Sponsored by: Kimric & Heidi 510/215-9547 



a psychotherapy session. Unfortunately there will be no 
bears at this event as they are not indigenous to the region 
anymore. Please NO alcohol, drugs, automatic weapons or 
explosives (die authorities that be have but a small sense of 

humor.) 

Wliere: Richmond Gun Club, 3155 Goodrick Ave. (off 

Parr in the city of Richmond.) 

Bring: Firearms, ammo $5 per person range fee and lies or 

favorite firearms/war related readings. 

The un/poorly armed are welcome, but please RSVP so we 

can anticipate needs. 

Your hosts: J.D. Boggmann and associates ~ RSVP 

(707/553-9977) 

Directions to the range (510/620-9519) 



A Call to BA.R.C. / A Farewell to Armaments 
Sunday Dec. 6th, 9:30 A.M. 

Come join our Thompsonesque gathering in the mist of an 
East Bay morning to discharge firearms 
and tell heinous lies of long for- 
gotten battles. Bring pictures 
or photocopies of your 
most detested peeves and 
turn the morning into 




Non Event 

Wednesday Dec. 9th, all day. 

Dress like you always do. Do what you normally do. 
Object of the event: See if you can pick out the other par- 
ticipants. This was a really big event last year. Let's see if we 
can do it again! 



Sponsored by: The Bureau of Objective Reality. 



Seattle Pilgrimage 
December 10th thru 13th. 

The first union of San Francisco and Seatde 
Cacophony will take place when we accompany 
baby Jesus on a journey northward to the sunless 
city of expresso, garage bands and spawning ground 
for the new rock of ages. A fijll agenda of events is 
planned. We'll be leaving Wednesday morning in rented 
vans and return Sunday night. Share transportation and 
lodging costs, aprox $60 person. Food extra. Call 415-665 
0351 if you are interested in spending 16 hours or more 
traveling in a small metal room getting to know your fellow 
Cacophonists. 



White Christmas 

Saturday Dec. 19th, 7:00 P.M. 

Advance reservations are mandatory; space is limited. 
We're dreaming of a white Christmas in the extreme. We're 
hosting a grand, formal solstice celebration at which every 
thing ~ the decor, the food and the guest's clothing will be 
white. As a symbol of the triumph of light over darkness, a 
bleak, gray urban environment will be transformed into a 
magical white room of light and festivity. We'll feast on all- 
white food, drink white wine and listen to musical selec- 
tions from "White Christmas" to "White Room." 

To attend you must: 1) Send $5 materials fee (in cash or a 
check made out to "cash") to White Christmas, P.O. Box 
426392, S.F. 94142 

before December 15. You'll receive written instructions 
about when and where to meet; 2) Bring a grand poduck 
meal which is white; 3) wear all white clothes (this is man- 









415/776-5513 




dacory; formal wear preferred.) 

The loan of a kerosene heater, white tablecloths and paint- 
ing equipment for this event would be appreciated. 
Your Hosts: Jeffery Spaulding & Ethyl Ketone 415/564- 
5047. 



Espionage 

Sunday Dec. 20th, 12:00 noon. 

Holiday shopping is perilous. Screaming children, people 
fighting over sale items and spies. You will face these 
dangers as you attempt to complete two missions: the first is 
to finish your Christmas shopping, the second is to expose 
subversive agents. Armed with only a photograph of your 
target and a special codeword you will plunge into a 
crowded downtown shopping center to find spies, excellent 
sales and to avoid those who could blow your cover. 

To play send 1) a photograph of yourself and 2) a phone 
number where you can receive your assignment to the 
Cacophony mail box. 
Your contact: The Mole 415/346-3357. 



still built in America but with almost all Japanese compon- 
ents. Embrace the cultural paradox. •• A sure sign that the 
future is here... There is no gender attached to the rest- 
rooms during a k.d. lang concert. •• Check out your local 
magazine rack for the latest issue of "Women & Guns." It's 
filled with helpfijl articles like how to wear an evening 
gown over a .38 and specialized ads for quick-draw purse 
holsters and other fun stuff'. •• 



-•• FUTURE EVENTS ••- 



DANGER RANGER'S POST-YULE PYRE 

CHINESE NEW YEAR TREASURE HUNT 

KILL YOUR TV 

SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADE 

DINNER ON THE BRIDGE 

THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND PICNIC 

TOASTER FIESTA 

THE ATOMIC CAFE 

BURNING MAN 

THE MIDNIGHT LAUNDRY 

And many more surprising events, performances and 

pranks from the mind of Cacophony. 



Third Annual Winter Solstice Event 
Sunday Dec. 20th, 7:00 P.M. 

Once again, we celebrate cyclic cosmos day/night with a 
trek to Golden Gate Park for a festive pot-luck party. 
Musical instruments and relevant words welcome. 
Info: Ronn (415/362-5997, Mon-Fri 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.) 



The Urban Christmas Tree 
Saturday Dec. 26th, 7:00 P.M. 

We'll be creating our own public, urban non-denominati- 
onal Christmas tree by fastening "branches" to prominent 
downtown lamppost and festooning it with found art, 
broken Christmas ornaments, abandoned relics and person- 
al symbols of the year past which we'd like to jettison as 
1992 draws to a close. We'll brace ourselves for the task 
with libations at Spec's, then head out into the urban forest 
to pick out a grand and impressive steel "tree" to decorate. 
(Bearing in mind that for the homeless, Christmas is a cruel 
hoax, perhaps we could leave objects of use to them "under" 
the tree such as: socks, gloves, hats, sweaters and canned 
food which are especially welcome at this time of year.) 

Meet at Spec's, 12 Adler Alley off Columbus Ave.., S.F. 
Santa Spaulding 415/564-5047. 



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For events in Seattle 

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For events in L.A, 

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.. CACOPHONY COMMENTS •• 

Grunge clothing, once an anti-fashion statement of thrift 
store shoppers featuring torn sweaters, ripped jeans and 
baggy flannel shirts is now a big and expensive style in 
Vogue magazine. •• The Emporium's autumn collection 
has taken it's cue from the street with it's basic black collec- 
tion. •• Look out Dr. Martin, Channel has introduced a 
black motorcycle boot for women. •• Harley-Davidson is 



All events are free and in San Francisco unless otherwise 
noted. 

Deadline for January events is December 3l3t. 
There will not be a Cacophony meeting in December. 



Jean Fran9ois Alden editor December 1992. 



Issue #76 ^B ^S 




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Hotline: 415/665-0351 Faxline: 415/776-5513 (7am to 7pm) BBS: 415/776-5513 (7pm to 7am) 



POST-YULE PYRE 

When: Saturday, Jan. 9th, 7:45 pm. 
Meet: at the Doghead Diner, 2750 Sloat Blvd at 46th Ave. 
Each year at this time that mysterious urban eco-maniac. 
Danger Ranger, plys the streets of San Francisco, rounding 
up scores of discarded Christmas trees. In a simple act of 
direct recycling, the dried firs are piled high on the beach to 
await the natural forces of human nature. Remember, "Let 
It Burn" is the official policy of the Park Service. Bring a 
tree. Sponsored by: Friends of the Sidewalk Forest. 



ART VANDALS 




day, Jan. 15th, 9 
1. 
Meet: The Embers 
Bar, 627 Irving St. 

7th Ave. 
You know that 
motorcycle that's 
parked on the 
sidewalk in front 
of the apartment 
building.'' Well it 
gs to. ..(check one) 



□ Joe who moved to Tacoma. 

□ David who got busted for selling crack. 

□ Harold who joined Scientology. 
Anyway, it's been sitting there for two years and the tires are 
flat and it's starting to rust and it 
really looks bad and I 
thought we might improve 
the neighborhood by 
decorating it, so 
let's make it into a 
art project and 
completely cover 
the abandoned 
vehicle with various 
colored strips of fabric, ' 
cloth, yarn, string, wire ' 
and other materials which 
can be tied, woven, hung 
or otherwise attached. 
Let's meet at The Embers 
Bar (with it's clown motif 
interior) to discuss the 
physiology of color theory 
and sharpen our artistic 
vision with a few drinks. 
After being properly 
primed, we'll descend like a 




horde of creative vandals on the nearby offending derelict 
for a quick art strike. 

Bring beer money, textiles and other suitable supplies. 
Your host: Wild Wheels Vango 

Hayiey Mills Ritual Media Extravaganza: 

When: Sunday, Jan. 17th, 7 pm till bedtime 
Watch Hayiey manifest herself in oh so many ways. Classic 
movies such as Whistle Down the Wind and The Chalk 
Garden. Records, slides and who knows, perhaps the star 
herself will appear. Hayiey Mills attire is suggested and 
please bring us something to eat, we're hungry. Please, no 
smoking, Hayiey doesn't like it. 
RSVP: 415/664-3220 ask for Greg. 

The Urban Skate Rink 

When: Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 2 pm till ? 

Meet: On top of the water reservoir at Sloat Bvld & 22nd 

Ave. 

Strap on your skates for a day of Roller Skating Disco Fun. 

Skates, Refreshments and Warm layered clothing 

recommended. 

Info: 415/346-3357 (Rain cancels) 

Cacophony Meeting: 

When: Monday, Jan. 25th, 7:30 pm. 

Meet: The Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary, near Larkin. 

Come to the spawning ground of merry pranks; joir 
in the recounting of past events and the creations of future 
exploits. 
Bring: Money for food and libations. 









The Cacophony Society is a 
randomly gathered network 
of free spirits united in the 
pursuit of experiences beyond 
the pale of mainstream society. 
We are administrators of abstract 
bureaucracies, artists with inexplicable 
styles, ideologists with subconscious 
dogmas, revolutionaries in unknown crusades 
and the janitors of places seen only in moments 
daydreams. You may already be a member! 




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Chinese New Year's Treasure Hunt 
When: Saturday, Feb. 6th, 5 pm (sharp.) 
Meet: The parking lot between the Ferry Building & Pier #3. 
It's a quest through dark, alleyways, dragon-clogged streets 
and exploding fireworks in a treasure hunt through 
Chinatown/North Beach on the night of the annual New 
Year's parade. Teams will search for clues in exotic and 
obscure locations, using the parade and attendant 
celebrations as a sort of obstacle course. Be prepared to skulk 
through alleyways, to wander labyrinthine paths and to 
encounter strange beings in your quest. 
Come on time, as a team of 5 or 6 people or form a band 
there, so we can set off before the parade begins! Please be 
ready for three to four hours of vigorous activity and dress 
arcordingly (good walking/running footwear and layered 
clothes are recommended.) The hunt culminates with a 
potluck party at an unusual location, at which the winning 
team receives its prize and gets to gloat. 

This event will take place regardless of the weather and will 
be conducted entirely on foot, cars will not be needed. 
Storage for poduck food will be provided at the meeting 
location. 

Bring: 1) $2 materials fee, 2) a small flashlight, 3) a poduck 
meal to share, 4) a willingness to run madly through the 
street with strangers, 5) a spirit of adventure, a zest for 
experience and a good 25 cent cigar. 
Info: 415/564-5047 

Digital Cacophony: 

"When: Everyday 7:00 pm - 07:00 am. 
Meet: 415/776-5513, 2400 baud, 8N1. 
You are invited to participate in a perpetual cyber event that 
is the computer bulletin board "Digital Cacophony." This 
BBS is a visual and graphic library about Cacophony and 
other organizations that challenge us to have "adventures 
beyond the pale of mainstream society." D.C. contains 
message and file areas for people to share ideas, skills, 
knowledge and resources for the creation of new and unique 
events while probing the bounds of Cacophony. 



NEW EVENT IDEAS IN THE PLANNING: 
Barbarian Feast- Primitive dining at it's finest with roast 
beast and fermented juices. The Crucifixion of Christ- A 
Good Friday pageant in the tradition of Processed World to 
be held in the San Francisco financial district. Day of the 
Locust- Glitz, glamor, greed and depravity. Book Burning- 
A 451 Fahrenheit bonfire adventure. The Ghost of Amelia 
Earhart- You've heard the rumored sightings of her plane 
located somewhere in the Pacific Nonhwest. Join an 
overnight expedition to seek out the wreckage site. You can 
do an event! Just bring your idea to the montWy meeting or 
call Cacophony at 415/665-0351. 



.. SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY •• 

Bram Stoker's LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, a 
phallic comedy-horror film, directed by Ken 
Russell is playing at the Castro Theater on Friday, 
January 8th, along with the comic-perversity of 
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS which features 
Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate. Show starts at 8 pm 
but I'll be there at 7:40, wearing a white bow-tie and 
fangs. Bring $ for admission and popcorn. We'll pass 
the flask after the lights dim. -Maxwell 
Maude»»Santa Cruz Fungus Fair Jan. 9th and 10th 



Food, fungi and fun. Bring a 'shroom for identification** 
€bC I)i«torv ai ©ur Kiflbtmares, the three Gothic 
Revivals, a lecture about the social influences of the Gothic 
Genre revival. February 6th, $6.00 
for information 408-293-6979 



••BIZARRE BAZv^AR** 

You can receive a catalogue filled with things like Critter 
Clay, Dental Impression Material, Bone Saws, Bird Skin 
Defatting Tools and Fiberglass Body Forms. Call 
RESEARCH MANNIKINS at 1-800-826-0654 and ask 
them to send you their taxidermy catalogue. 



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All events are free and in San Francisco unless otherwise 
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The deadline for February events is January 26th. 

1993 Jean Fran^ious Alden, editor. 




THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SF CACOPHONY SOCIETY 



Info: Monkey Master: 415/991-4566. 



Tllli: OFFICAL ORGAN OF HIF OF 1 IIL 

Hotline: 415/665-0351 Fax: 415/776-5513 (Day) BBS: 415/776-5513 (Night) 

Dance Practice 

When: Friday, Feb. 5th, 7 pm. 

Meet: Vaillan Court Fountain (Justin Herman Plaza) at the foot of Market St. 

Refresh your memory or learn new dance steps. All levels of dancers are welcome. Partners are 

not required. 

Chinese New Year's Treasure Hunt 
When: Saturday, Feb. 6th, 5 pm (sharp!) 
Meet: Parking lot between the Ferry Building & Pier #3. 

It's a quest through dark alleyways, dragon- 
clogged streets and exploding fireworks in a treasure 
hunt through Chinatown/North Beach on the night of 
the annual New Year's parade. Teams will search for 
clues in exotic and obscure locations, using the parade 
and attendant celebrations as an obstacle course. Skulk 
through alleyways, wander labyrinthine paths and 
encounter strange beings in your quest. Come as a tea \ 
of 5 or 6 people or form a band there and please be reau^ 
for three to four hours of vigorous activity. Dress 
accordingly (good walking /running footwear and 
layered clothes are recommended.) The hunt culminates 
with a potluck party at an unusual location. 

This event will take place regardless of the 
weather and will be conducted entirely on foot, cars will 
not be needed. 

Storage for potluck food will be provided at the meeting 
location. 

Bring: 1) $2 materials fee, 2) a small flashlight, 3) 
a potluck meal to share, 4) a willingness to run madly 
through the street with strangers, 5) a spirit of 
adventure, a zest for experience and a good 25 cent 
cigar. 
Info: 415/564-5047 

SF Cacophony Society Yearbook Picture 

When: Saturday, Feb. 13th, 1 pm 

Meet: The playground off Beaver Street between 15th ^ ' 

Castro streets. 

Come dressed in your most formal costume or 
formalwear to Cacophony's first yearbook picture shoot. 
Pictures will be taken with a 4 X 5 view camera, in black 
and white, and 35mm, in color. Each participant will get 
a copy of both prints. 

Since this is a formal group portrait, and since a 
view camera is being used, it will require direction, 
posing and patience. Plan on a least an hour, possibly 
two. Bring: Drinks & snacks! Formalwear or costume, 
Warm clothing if the weather is cool, $4 to cover costs. 

Two-Lane Blacktop 

When: Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 7 pm 
Meet: Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight St. 
A 1971 mo\'ie cult classic featuring a '55 Chevy & a GTO involved in a speed-obsessed road race 
across the American Southwest will be shown at the Red Vic. Bring an object of automotive interest & 
money for admission & popcorn. I'll be wearing sunglasses and a racing jacket & will give 2 free tickets 
to the first person who knows the firing order of a supercharged 357 & can describe the proper use of ) 
the now illegal "suicide knob". After the movie we'll go to a bar and tell our best asphalt stories. 
Your Mechanic: Wild Wheels Vango. 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of 

experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are romantics in an age of practicality, poets in 

a televised wasteland, surfers of digital tsunamis, Elvis incarnates in an existential minuet, analysts 

of the over-simplified and fortune hunters on the interior of an oblivious world. 

You may already be a member! 




Cacophony Meeting: 

When: Monday, Feb. 22nd, 7:30 pm. 

Meet: The Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary, near 

Larkin. 

Carouse with the playmates of the absurd. 
Feast with the chefs mischief. Drink with the 
brewers of mirth. Help recount past events and 
concoct new ones. Share ideas for your own 
events!!! 
Bring: Money for food and libations. 

The Annual Bridge Dinner 

When: Sunday, Feb. 28th, 3:30 pm. 
Meet: at Vista Point on the Marin side. Parking 
will be scarce, carpooling strongly recommended. 
(In case of rain proceed to next event.) 

Time again for the celebration of 
Catherine's birthday. Wear your best formal 
attire, costume or drum major uniform (gloves 
and undergarments suggested!) Bring a gourmet 
potluck dish to share, instruments and lots of 
champagne. 

The Gothic Nouveau Ball 

When: Sunday, Feb. 28th, after bridge dinner 

(7:00 pm?) 

Meet: under the Rotunda of The Palace of Fine 

Arts. 

You are invited to attend an evening of 
dance and socializing. Join us in your finest 
attire for festive parter and group dances from 
the 14th - 20th centuries. 
Bring: Water, a chair, fancy (layered clothing) 
and be sure to take care of your "business" 
beforehand because there are NO bathrooms. 

•• BIZARRE BAZAAR •• 

• • MEN! You can experience pregnancy with the 
"Empathy Belly Pregnancy Simulator", a 35 
pound vest with enlarged breasts and abdomen. 
Call the Anatomical Chart Company, 1-800-621- 
7500 to get your free catalogue which also 
includes medical training aids, plastic models of 
all organs, designer bandages, children's toys, 
anatomical jewelry & T-shirts, erotic videos, 
genuine human bones and mounted monkey 
skulls. ••CountryAVestern singer Sammy 
Crenshaw will soon market a perfume made from 
his own sweat. After each concert his 
perspiration will be collected and rushed to a 
special cosmetics lab. A name has yet to be 
chosen. ••Adweek magazine declared Bill Clinton 
as the #1 product of 1993 citing huge sales of 
commemorative pins and life sized cardboard 
cutouts. 

JJ.VENT IDEAS IN THE PLANNING: 
Barbarian Feast-Primitive dining at it's finest 
with roast beast and fermented juices. Book 
Burning- A 451 Fahrenheit bonfire adventure. 
The Ghost Of Amelia Earhart- You've heard 
the rumored sightings of her plane, now you can 
join an expedition to seek out the wreckage site. 



Kill Your TV-is still collecting sets and looking 
for the right location. Reservoir Dogs In Heat- 
Fuck that drumming bullshit and experience 
some real male-bonding. SOMA Skate Tour-an 
eight wheeled exploration of SF's future baseball 
park. Addam's Family ReUnion-a special 
family get together. 

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Baby Shower For A Stranger 

When: Saturday, March 20th, 2:30 PM 

RSVP: By March 1 3th, Gardenia Garhc 4 1 5/68 1 - f 

3 1 89 or Mom/Marge 4 1 5/73 1 -9207 

Bring: A practical baby gift (gifts need not be ':-^, 

extravagant), $3 to cover catering costs. 

Melanie, a dear old friend of Mom/Marge 
.ccently moved to the Bay Area, and is 
sitting on an egg about to hatch. Melanie 
doesn't know too many people around here 
and Mom/Marge is throwing her a ft)r-real 
surprise baby shower. Since Mom/Marge is 
far too frumpy to organize such a thing 
herself, she enlisted the aid of her non- 
frumpy friend. Gardenia Garlic to help. This 
is a ladies only event, men can come only as ladies 
or babies! If you always wanted to go to a baby shower for a 
total stranger with men in drag, here's your chance. 

The Cacophony Meeting 

When: Monday, March 22nd, 7:30 pm 

Where: The Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary, near Larkin. 

Jump into your best metaphorical clown suit & join us as 
we reconstitute past adventures & conspire to create new 
ones. 

^amuel Beckett In Hell: a reading 

When: Saturday, March 27th, 7:00 pm 

RSVP: Ronn 4 1 5/665-02 1 9 or Greg 4 1 5/664-3220. 

Bring: Something to eat or Sam's ghost will haunt the 

heath. 

Old Sam Beckett crosses the plains of Mars on an old rusty 
dust bucket. From the book of Fnds and Odd s comes 
theater #1 and #2. The alpha and betazoid of the galaxy, a 
staged reading staged on an old dusty stage coach. A few 
pounds of potatoes too. And a bunch of shamrocks. Street 
corner ruins damaged and roasted by somebody or other. 

Midnight Walk 

When: Friday, April 2nd, 7:30 pm 

Where: The Cantina, 4239 Park Blvd., Oakland 

We will stroll through the ghostly light of a near ftjll moon 
in a most unlikely environment considering its proximity 
^0 the depths of the urban jungle and end up at an as yet 
.ameless drinking establishment about 2 and 1/2 hours 
later. If you happen to be an urban sylvianologist don't 
miss this stroll. 
Your host: S. Melmoth. 

FUTURE EVENTS 

April 1st - Saint Stupids Day Parade - A silly, chaotic 
romp through the financial district during lunch hour. 
April 1 1 th - Alice in Wonderland Picnic - Follow the 
White Rabbit to Golden Gate Park for a picnic & tea party 
with some memorable characters, great outfits & fine food. 
April 29th - Viva Las Vegas Zone Trip - Join us as we 
descend on Las Vegas like a pack of jackals. This 4-day trip 
will include the Hover Dam Bathroom Revival, Indian 




Cave Museum Time-warp, Volcano Worship & a neon 
business convention infiltration. Share expenses, space 
is limited. RSVP soon at 707-553-9977. Brought to 
you by Templeton Crocker, Sebaston Melmoth & J.D. 
Boggman. 

Mav 9th - Mothers Day Party - A cross- 
dressing, gender-bending evening of fun and 
weirdness. 
) Tune? - Wild Thing Caveman Camp-out - 
Proposed activities include: the mastodon hunt, 
dueling shamans, a women's workshop; "THE 
SIGN- what every hearth-mate should 
know.", drumming & dancing, flint napping, 
dominance displays and grunting, groveling, 
grooming. Costuming is mandatory. Anyone 
interested in contributing to this event please 
contact Pebbles & Bam Bam at 510-215-9547. 
September 4rh - Burning Man - Spend 3 days in the 
middle of the Nevada desert building and torching a giant 
figure. 

November 26rh - Oh Death. Where Ls Thv Sting? - A 
memorial dinner celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 
passing of Gary Warne, the original mastermind who 
developed the founding principles of Cacophony. 

Cacophony Music Review by Channel White 

Can't find appropriate music to inspire you while you're 
plotting your own event? As a monthly service, we'll be 
suggesting readily available recorded music to unclog your 
constipated mind and get that old dada caca moving. 

This month's selection is Rural Rhvthm by Hoosier Hot 
Shots (1935 - 1942), (from Columbia Record's Country 
Classics series), and golly Ned, is this quartet ever 
squirrely! The sound is Spike Jones meets Bob Wills, with 
the lead instrument being (dig this) a slide whistle (with 
some nice clarinet too.) Choice ditties include "1 Like 
Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)" and "From the 
Indies to the Andes in his Undies." Hey, if you don't like 
this music, you probably wear your street clothes to 
Cacophony events. 

The sender of the most interesting post card (4" X 6" max) 
will be mailed a free tape of this month's selection. All 
other cards received will be entered a drawing for next 
months reviewed selection. Send your card (with your 
name and address) to Channel White, 860 Geary, Suite 
508, SF 94109. 

Envelope Art - March l4th, 2 PM. Volunteers are needed 
to help with the next production run of those colorftil 
cacophony envelopes. We'll get together at an industrial 
warehouse in Hayward to mix liberal doses of recycled 
imagery, spray adhesive and beer. Bring old magazines 
and any boxes of discarded business envelopes you may 
have. We'll do about 3000 envelopes this afternoon. 
415-665-0351 

•• SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY ••— - 

Cobra Lounge - An evening of hilarious acts. March 12th 
8d 13th at Life On The Water Theater at Fort Mason, 
8:30 pm, $15. Call 415-776-8999 for more information. 
Your host: Spoonman 

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The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered 
network of free spirits united in the pursuit of 
experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. We 
are ecologists of the urban wastescape, recyclers of 
faded fantasy, conservationists of mirth and 
preservationists of the peculiar. You may already be a J 



Issue #79, 
April 1993 



member! 



Saint Stupids Day Parade 

When: Thursday, April 1st, Noon 

Meet: Embarcadero Plaza at the beginning of 

Market St. 

It's the annual tribute to the saint of parking meters. 

Bring your socks to invest in the sock exchange and 

a few pennies to sacrifice at the bankers heart. 

Midnight Walk 

When: Friday, April 2nd, 7:30 pm 
Where: The Cantina, 4239 Park Blvd., Oakland. 
We will stroll through the ghostly Hght of a near 
full moon in a most unlikely environment, consid- 
ering its proximity to the depths of the urban 
jungle, and end up at a nameless drinking estab- 
lishment about 2 and 1/2 hours later. 
Your host: S. 
Melmoth. 





Baby 
Buddha 
Birthday 
Bash 

When: Thursday, 
April 8th, 6:30 pm 

Where: Madison Park playground (1/2 block from 
Lake Merritt Bart.) Oakland. 
Wear your orange saffron best and join us for 
Buddah's birthday. Party Chants, games, amuse- 
ments and dinner later in Oakland's China Town. 
Bring: Money for dinner and good cheer. 
Your host: Bodini Diva at 510/839-7857 

The Alice In Wonderland Picnic 

When: Easter Sunday, April 11th, Noon to 4 pm. 
Where: Lindley Meadow in Golden Gate Park, 
Northeast of the Polo Field off JFK drive near 
30th and Fulton. 

Now in its third year, this event promises wacky 
fun, impromptu skits, and great photos. Dress as 
your favorite character. Bring an outdoor lunch, a 
few props, some suitable reading material and a 
blanket. Call 415-665-0351 to schedule any special 
activities. 

April Showers Bring May Flowers 

When: Thursday, April 15th, noon. 
Where: Rincon Center, 101 Spear st. in the plaza 
between the Center and Apartments. 
Drown your sorrows in April showers. Bring rain- 
wear, wetsuits, squirtguns, water balloons, et al for 
a spontaneous rain in the financial district. 
Your Host: Cindalator 415/995-4668. 



Phone: 415/665-0351 
Fax: 415/776-5513 



The Cacophony Meeting 

When: Monday, April 19th, 7:30 pm. 
Where: Tommy's Joynt, Van Ness at Geary 
Add your own eclectic twist and join us at our new 
stomping ground. Now you can enjoy easier 
parking and fewer muggings while recounting past 
and future events. We'll be plotting the overthrow 
of contemporary reality in the back room, upstairs. 
Bring: Money for food and libations. 

Dysfunctional Family Night 

When: Friday, April 23rd, 8 pm - 1 pm. 

Where: Pacifica 

Celebrate this favorite American , 

pastime dressed in role. All r 

styles welcome from sheer 

ignorance to corporate 

unconsciousness. Whining about 

your innocence is very \^ 

trendy. Be prepared to present 

your case live or on video. A double 

feature will be presented for 

inspiration. The first film is Rent-A- 

Girl, a 60's exploitation flick that explores 

co-dependency issues between pimps and hookers. 

What this film lacks in explicitness is made up for 

in sheer tastelessness. The second feature will be a 

surprise. Call early to arrange car pooling. 

Bring: Snacks, drinks, 5 minute audio and video 

clips, short performance pieces and healthy political 

incorrectness. 

RSVP: Emily Post Grapenuts (415/355-6207) 

First International Mail Art Show (held in 
a Laundromat!) 

Send your mail art works on the theme of "laundr- 
omat," "those annoying stains," "ring around the 
collar," or "you're soaking in it now" to the Seattle 
Cacophony Society PO Box 31848 Seattle, WA 98103- 
1848. 

All entries must be recieved by May 1st, 1993. 
No juries, no fees, no returns. 

Cacophony Music Review by Chance White 

This month's selection is "The Original Mambo 
Kings - An Introduction to Afro-Cubop 1948-1954" 
(Verve), featuring luminaries Machito, Charlie 
Parker, Mario Bauza and Dizzy Gillespie. This is 
the finest lubricant to globo-loco thinking since 
those Tid-E-Bowl drinks at Trad'r Sam's. Quitese la 
ropa y saque la lengua! Cubop, a perfect blend of 
jazz and Cuban big band, is the best argument for 




giving Havana back to the Mob since I had to sit 
through one of Fidel Castro's 5 hour speeches in the 
cheap seats wearing a wool suit (I guess it would 
have been easier if I spoke Espandl, or had been 
packing some baby powder.) 

The most intoxicating postcard (include name and 
address) wins a tape of this disc. Send by 4/19 to: 
Chanco White, 860 Geary, Suite 508, SF 94109. 
(last month's winner was Megan L. of the Roy 
Clark/Moonbeam McSwine Love Chapel 
Franchise.) 

Sounds Like Cacophony 

Saint Stupids Day Eve Rave - Presented by THE 
^HRST CHURCH OF THE LAST LAUGH on 
) Wednesday, March 31st, 8:30 pm 
at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo in 
Berkeley. Admission is $5-10 
sliding scale. Featuring Afro- 
Caribbean dance music by 
. ^^JUNGULAR GROOVES, some Elvis- 
^like music by ENRICO ROSSELI of 
"Those Dam Accordians", the melodic voices of 
THE ETHEL MERMAN MEMORIAL CHOIR, a 
premier film by DUCKS BREATH MYSTERY 
THEATER, comedy appearances by FRATELLI 
BOLONA, TROUPE GORGANZOLA, WAYNE 
DOBA & MICHEAL PEPPE, a tag team dogma 
blowout between BISHOP JOEY and THE 
CHURCH OF THE SUB-GENIUS for the heavy- 
weight cult of the world. Visuals by LAZLO BEAN- 
DIP with "stupid" drinks on the house. 

Pitch 

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With a subscription to the Rough Draft an art envel- 
ope will appear in your mailbox each month con- 
taining adventures, plots and stories from the world 
of Cacophony. 
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Get Your Name in Print! 

You too can sponsor an event. Just fax or mail your 
write up (with event description, date, times and 
other requirements) to the Rough Draft. 

All events are free and in San Francisco unless 
otherwise noted. Deadline for May events is April 
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ISSUE #80 MAY 1993 

THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 

PHONE: (415)665-0351 FAX: (415)776-5513 

The Cacophony Society is... 

a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are technologically advanced 

cave painters releasing bizarre artforms into the media jungle. We are playful engineers creating new dada to be dumped into the information pool. 

We are foolish investors spending our time on priceless memories for the future. You may already be a member! 




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Since the inception of the atomic era an atmosphere of concern for the future has hung over the world like a dread pall. Men read the 
ominous reports of their daily papers with fearful hearts and wonder if they do not presage the end of the world. In a search for a 
scriptural explanation of the meaning of such things one finds that God says that He "will show wonders in heaven above, and signs 
in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke . . . before that great and notable day of the Lord come.'" Acts 2:19, 20. 

The illustration above is from a pamphlet produced in 1955 by the Church of Latter Day Saints. 



MAY EVENTS 

Playful Potluck Brunch & Dinner 

Come to Dr. Fun's first biweekly PPB&D. BYO favorite cereal 
for the brunch, entree or dessert for the dinner, and bring an 
idea of something fun for the group to do together that takes 
no more than ten minutes. Bring whatever props or materials 
might be needed. If you cani think of anything, call for free fun 
consult 

When: Friday, May 7th, 6-8 pm, Sunday, May 9th & 16th, 1 1 
am - 1 pm. Please arrive on time. 

Info: Call Dr. Fun, 415-647-3372, RSVP required. 



Broad Swords At Dawn 

Figures drde... blades flash... 

Partners in a dance... steel Mes... 

Fallen foe... broadswords cross at dawn. 

Consensual dueling with imitation weapons. 

When: Sunday, May 16th, 630 am. 

Bring: 1) Valid I.D., must be over 18. 2) Good humor, even temper and strong self 

control. 3) Weapons: NO REAL ONES! Boffers, Shanai, foils, dart/squirt guns, 

etc. (Would you alkjw it to strike your unprotected head?) 4) Armor: Kendo gear, 

reenforced fencing equipment, etc. (Eyes, neck and head coverage a must) 

Info: Gerade LeFay, 415-346-3357 



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The Cacophony Meeting 

We are quickly approaching the year 2000 and perhaps the end of 

civilization as we know it. Get in a few good licks of your own by doing a 

cacophony event. This is the lime & place to review our past pranks and plan 

^•"^ new ones. 

I -;; Monday, May 17th, 730 pm 

Wnere: Tommy's Joynt (upstairs in the Ijack room), Van Ness at Geary 

Bring: Money for food and/or drink. 



Moonlight Mayhem 

We'll play a few hunter/gatherer killer game variations in a wooded tocaHon. 

When; Saturday, May 22nd, t)efore 7 pm. 

Meet: Molly Malone's Pub, 1849 Uncoln Way. We'll be leaving the pub at 7 

pm sharp. Come early if you want liquid re-enforcement. 

Cost: $2 to cover event expenses. 

Bring: l)Dari< or camouflaged, layered clothing. You will get muddy and 

should wear clothes you doni much care about. 2) Small backpack with 

water in an unbreakable container and snacks. 3) I.D. required. Those with 

outstanding warrants may wish to go to a movie instead. 

Instigators: J.D. Boggman, 707-553-9977 and S. Melmoth, 510-420-1592 



Burning Man Auction 

The first event of the season to support The Burning Man. Among the items 

to be auctioned: dinners, chocolates, food, sen/ices, books, artwori<, gift 

certificates, theater tickets and photos by Bill Binzen and Richard Misrach. 

No host bar, complementary BBQ oysters. 

/ t Auctioneers: Ian Shoales, Connie Champagne, Ed Holms. 

\ .. ~n: Sunday, May 23rd, 3 pm to 8 pm. 

Where: Potrero Hill Neighborhood Center, 953 DeHaro. 

Cost: Admission is free, auction proceeds go to the Burning Man 

construction fund. 

If you have any donations or would like to help, call Nancy at 415-681-3189 



Carnival Clowns 

A contingent of over 50 clowns, jugglers, stiltwalkers, magicians and fools 
will be included in the Carnival Parade down Mission Street on Memorial Day, 
May 30th. You must have a clown costume & makeup and attend one of the 
samba clown rehearsal classes prior to the parade. Ifs fun and it's free. 
Rehearsals will be held on Saturday, May 8th, 330-5:00 pm and Sunday, May 
16th, 3:00-4:30 pm at Shotwell Studios, 3252 - 19th St. To register for 
this event, call Emmit Kelly at 415-564-0654 and leave your name and phone. 




JUNE EVENTS /|._, 

Dwayne Newtron Birthday Party- on Friday, June 11th, Dwayne is 
turning 30 and is throwing a self-congratulatory EgoFest^"^ to cushion the 
Wow. Details in the next issue of Rough Draft 
RSVP at 415-731-9207 by June 6th. 



Picnic & Reld Trip To The Unknown Museum 

There is an old Victorian house in San Rafael where thousands of artifacts 

of American culture from the 50's thru the 70's can be found stacked on the 

floor, piled on shelves, spilling from closets, tumbling down a stainway, 

ftoating in the sink and bathtub, dispersed inside okj TV sets and captured 

behind a wall of hamster cages. These artifacts represent a cacophony of 

househokJ items, utensils, toys, advertising props and promotional goods 

which were used and discarded by our accelerating culture. Many religious, 

pop, media and cartoon icons are represented here, including Mr. Peanut 

Howdy Doody, Colonel Saunders, EMs, Rllsbury Doughboy, Rocky & 

Bullwinkie, Jesus, Mr. Potato Head and many, many ottiers. After our tour, 

v^ -Mil share a picnic lunch with tiie museum's creator, Mickey McGowan. 

{ ;: Saturday, June 1 2th, 1 1 :00 am. 

Meet: Lincoln Way and 7th Ave (at the edge of the paric). We will jga^ at 

1 120 am and carpool to ttie museum in San Rafael. 

Cost: $3 to cover expenses and museum donation. 

Bring: A gourmet potluck meal. You are encouraged to wear something 

befitting the occasion. 

RSVP at 415-665-0351. 

Your Hosts: Edwina Pythagoras & G. J. Peti-one. 



JtJNF EVENTS 

Beach Blanket Bowl- Summer's here and the surf'n pins are up, 't's time 

for a rockin', rollin', splashin' 'n bowlin' beach party. Jump into your 

swimsuit, grab your steady and bring your towel for a night of hap(^nin' 

bowling and pool. 

When: Saturday, June 12th, 9 pm. 

Where: Rock N' Bowl, 1855 Height SI 

Cost: $10 (a $2 non-refundable deposit is due by June 5th with $8 due at 

the event) Mail checks made out to 'Cash' to Rough Draft, P.O. Box 

426392, San Francisco, CA 94142 

RSVP: Frankie, 415-346-3357 or Annette, 415-681-3189. 

Partk^ipants must be over 21. 



Take Them With You; The Art Of Personal Apocalypse- Everyone has 

their breaking point, but why settle for a simple swan dive off ttie center 

span when, with a littie planning, you can maximize the count on your way out 

Let's explore tiie possibilities. 

Where: The steps of city hall? Your parents house in the outer sunset? 

That microchip manufacturing company in Mountain View ttiat used to employ 

you? A crowded Bart platform? A balcony at tiie Haytt Regency 

overiooking Mari<et street at rush hour? 

Bring 1) A location idea. 2) Stories. 3) List of hardware requirements, 

tactical information and detailed plans. 4) Good walking shoes. 5) Money 

for beer. 

After initial discussion, we'll proceed to 3 or 4 of the best locations picked 

by consensus and walk ttiru the public mayhem scenarios that almost all of us 

hold in common and have at some time or other genuinely considered. 

Please be creative in your contribution to ttie gestalt of this event 

When: Fattier's Day, June 20th (Details in Rough Draft #81) 

S. Melmotii & Madame BaUiroy. 



LONG RANGE EVENT PLANNING 

September 3rd-6tii- Burning Man - Spend 3 days in a temporary 

community in the middle of tiie Nevada desert building and torching a giant 

human figure. 

November 26th - Oh Death, Where Is Thy sting? - A memorial dinner 

celebrating the 10th anniversary of tiie passing of Gary Wame, who 

originally developed tiie concept of tiie cacophony society. 



All events are in San Francisco and are free unless othenvise noted. 
Deadline for June events is May 21st. You can do an event! Just tiring 
your idea to the montNy meeting or call Cacophony at 415-665-0351. 

Sounds Like Cacophony 

Critical Mass Bicycling- Is this a future Bay to Breakers on two wheels? 
An idea that began witii a few bicycle messengers is now reaching critical 
mass. At 5:30 pm on ttie last Friday of each month, bicyclists ride from the 
beginning of Market Sb-eet thru tiie heart of downtown to Valencia. Last 
month, witti over 250 bicycles in the illegal parade, the SFPD had to provide 
an escort to handle tiie ta'affic problems. 



Cacophony Music Review by Crumsnacher White 

Nanny bring me a nanner and be damn quick about it. Cani get a babysitter 
for your inner child cause that inner child turned out to be a damp Baby 
Huey, cranky without his nap? Here's the prescription for that rash 
behavioral problem: a fresh diaperioad of alleged children's songs, 
HICKORY DICKORY ROCK! by 2 Grown Men (Big House Music, 1956 Bush, 
San Francisco 941 1 5). It's just too hip to be only for rug rats. You'll be 
toddling and giggling around the crib to 'Hickory Dickory, M. D.', 'This Oki 
Man' (done as a sportscast) and 'Farmer In The Dell' (a song about 
cheese). Baby, the bottom line is ttiat ttiese songs will get right to the seat 
of your prickly problem. Trust me; 1 may not be a doctor, but I'm in ttie 
medcine cabinet every day. 

The most infantile postcard (4x6 max, include name and address) wins a 
tape of this recording. Send by 5/20 to Dr. Crumbsnacher While, 860 
Geary, Suite 508, San Francisco, CA 94109. (Last montti's winner was M.M. 
Skinward of tiie Opreyland Parkinglot Squatters Association. 



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JUNE EVENTS 



Daytime Picnic & Evening Music Party- a 2-part event. 
When: Sunday, June 6ch. 

(1) Why aren't there strawberries on Strawberry Hill? Bring a 
strawberry plant to plant there and a picnic lunch to share. 
Costumes welcome. Meet at 1 pm on Strawberry Hill in Golden 
Gate Park. (Rain date: June 27th) 

(2) An evening party featuring weird and wonderful music. 
Costumes relating to music and musicians are encouraged. We'll 
have music improv and play rare and unusual music. You are 
welcome to bring wine, food and weird/strange/rare music tapes or 
cd's. Sponsored by Bjore "RONN" Betazed. 

7:00 pm onwards. 

For location: 415-665-0219 



Dwayne Newtron's EgoStravaganza™ 

Dwayne Newtron is turning 30! To cushion the blow to this super 
star's Ego™, he is throwing a self-congratulatory, narcissistically- 
extraganzic EgoFest™ for himself. See the Peter Doty Gallery of 
Art, win Fabulous Prizes playing Peter Triva™, watch the Peter Doty 
Film Festival, party favors, dancing and much, much more!! T^ere 
won't be another party like this until Peter's MidLifeCrisis™!!!! 
When: Friday, June 1 1th, 8:30 pm 
RSVP by June 6th for location. 415-731-9207 
Dress: Something out of the ordinary! 

Bring: 1) Some of Peters favorite food or beverage to share. 2) 
Images or trinkets to add to the PeterShrine™ &. Grotto, as an 
offering to Peter'sEgo™. 



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Picnic & Field Trip To The Unknown Museum 
There is an old Victorian house in San Rafael where thousands of 
artifacts of American culture from the 50's thru the 70's can be found 
stacked on the floor, piled on shelves, spilling from closets, tumbling 
down a stairway, floating in the sink and bathtub, dispersed inside 
old TV sets and captured behind a wall of hamster cages. These 
artifacts represent a cacophony of household items, utensils, toys, 
'advertising props and promotional goods which were used and 

iscarded by our accelerating culture. Many religious, pop, media 
and cartoon icons are represented here, including Mr. Peanut, Howdy 
Doody, Colonel Saunders, Elvis, Pillsbury Doughboy, Rocky &. 
BuUwinkle, Jesus, Mr. Potato Head and many, many others. After 
our tour, we will share a picnic lunch with the museum's creator, 
Mickey McGowan. 

When: Saturday, June 12th, 11:00 am. 

Meet: Lincoln Way and 7th Ave (at the edge of the park). We 
leave at 11:20 am and carpool to the museum in San Rafael. 
Cost- $3 to cover expenses and museum donation. 
Brin ;; A gourmet potluck meal or drink to share (or bring $6). 
Yoi Hosts: Edwina Pythagoras &. G. J. Petrone. 
Yoi^ are encouraged to wear something befitting the occasion. 
415-665-0351. 

jokes Attack Restaurant 

Bring a tasteful joke, typed out. We'll put all the jokes in a tasteful, 

blank, page-filled book and bring it to a restaurant. The jokes will 

be prefaced with the foUowirig instructions: "These jokes are to add to 

your dining pleasure. Share them with those at your table and feel free to 

add your own tasteful jokes on the blank pages that foUow and then pass 

this book on to the table nearest you. " 

We'll watch what happens throughout the restaurant. 

When: Saturday, June 12th, 7:00 pm. 

Dr. Fun 415-647-3372. (Dr. Fun is also continuing his Playful Potluck 

Brunch &. Dinner, call for details.) 

Beach Blanket Bowl 

Hey cats, jump into your swimsuit, grab your steady and a towel for a 
bowling beach party. There will be unlimited bowling, pool, music 
videos and beach games. Don't forget your shades and sunblock. 
Bring swimming attire, beach toys, surf boards and $ for drinks. 
When: Saturday, June 12th, 9:00 pm. 
Where: Rock N' Bowl, 1855 Haight St. 
Cost: $10 

RSVP: Frankie, 415-346-3357 or Annette, 415-681-3189. Participants 
must be over 21. 

Take Them With You; The Art Of Personal Apocalypse 

Everyone has their breaking point, but why settle for a simple swan 

dive off the center span when, with a little planning, you can 

maximize the count on your way out. Location: The steps of city hall? 

Your parents house in the outer sunset? That micro-chip 

manufacturing company in Mountain View that used to employ you? 

A crowded Bart platform? A balcony at the Haytt Regency 

overlooking Market street at rush hour? 

Let's explore the possibilities. 

Bring 1) A location idea. 2) Stories. 3) List of hardware 

requirements, tactical information and detailed plans. 4) Good 

walking shoes. 5) Money for beer. 

After initial discussion, we'll proceed to 3 or 4 of the best locations 

->icked by consensus and walk thru the public mayhem scenarios that 

jlmost all of us hold in common and have at some time or other 

genuinely considered. 

When: Father's Day, June 20th, 12 Noon. 

Meet: Charley's Lounge in the Holiday Inn, 

OCX) Columbus at Fisherman's Wharf. 

Please be creative in your contribution to the gestalt of this event. 

S. Melmoth & Madame Bathory. 

The Cacophony Meeting 

Event platming, history telling and general 

socializing. 

When: Monday, May 17th, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Tommy's Joynt (upstairs in the back 

room). Van Ness at Geary 

Bring: Money for food and drink. 

Cosmic Campfire 

Sponsored by WilderArt, an informal gathering 

of people interested in art and the out-of-doors. 

Bring musical instruments, drums, food and 

something to bum. 

When: Tuesday, June 22nd, 6:00 pm. 

Where: Ocean Beach (at the end of Judah). 

Three-Day Stubble 

's an absolute must-see San Francisco band. Let's 

jress in polyester and go as a group. 

Call for information: 510-420-1592. 

'I worship them. "- S. Melmoth. 

All events are in San Francisco and are free 
unless otherwise noted. Press deadline for July 
events is June 24th. G.J .P. guest editor. 
This issue dedicated to Sun Ra, whose music was 
so far out it was in. 



Cacophony Music Review - Summers here!!! San Franciscans have 
to leave town to even find summer, and if you have to leave town for 
something, it ain't worth it. People here don't get much practice at 
this summer bit, because if they follow the seasonal urge to strip 
down to the bare essentials, they're going to freeze those bared 
essentials off! 

But there's no reason to forgo naked desire as long as we have music 
like the " Las Vegas Grind " series by Strip Records. Celebrity 
beachbum Karl 'Sleets of San Francisco' Maiden put it best when he 
expressly said, "Don't leave home." Just close the blinds (optional), 
turn up the volume (and the radiators) and drop trou while songs 
such as " Sweet Little Pussycat" . " Panic Button " (by Edgar Allen &. 
the Po' Boys) and " Buzzsaw Twist " bathe you in the sunshine of their 
love. More! More! More! 

The most revealing postcard (4x6 max, include name and address) 
wins a tape of this recording. Send by 6/21 to Caliph Gene White, 
860 Geary, Suite 508, San Francisco, CA 94109. (Last month's winner 
was Sweet Sonny Dave of Stompakittee, CA) 

JULY EVENTS 

Desert Sightworks- Join us over the 4th of July for a celebration of 
surreality -- collaborative art-making, performance, high adventure 
and hijiruc in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. We will transform the 
site around a desert hot spring, adding overlays of earth art, giant 
sand-drawings, a bridge made of trusses, a ritual pavilion, sculpture, 
assemblage, a sundial, solstice alinements, neon, slide projections, 
robots and more. We'll stage a 3, 4 or 5 day "trance performance" 
with music and ritual theater under the warpdrive of a desert full 
moon. Hard work? Yup, but no halfway house to hell -- rather an 
Indulgence in the higher callings based on studies of starcharts and 
megalithic cultures. And we want YOU on that desert mandala 
stage. Ruby West, Coordinator, 415-824-2260, Imago Photon, 
Director 415-488-9864, Sebastian Melmoth, Special Agent, Mayhem, 
510-420-1592. 

Art Outside The Art World System - A lecture (with video & 
slides) about art and experience involving Burning Man, Desert 
Siteworks and The Cacophony Society will be presented in the 
McBean Theater at The Exploratorium on July 7th, 7:30 pm. 
Sponsored by YLEM. If you would like to tell about your 
experiences (on video), call 415-665-0351. 

Sounds Like Cacophony 

Irrigate The Media Wasteland - A survey of historical and 
contemporary methods used by individuals and groups to gain access 
to or bypass the conventional mass media. The exhibit will include 
public access TV, pirate radio, 'zines, computer networks and more. 
Armpit Gallery, 633 Haight St, 415-558-8184. Opening party on June 
11th, 7 pm. Exhibit up thru 27th. 

Let Them Eat Cake - On Bastille Day, July 14th, at 11:30 am, a 
group of 18th century French Aristocrats will give away cake to the 
homeless in front of City Hall. If you would like to participate, call 
now 415-731-9207, Pierre Le Marquis du Gateau. As always the last 
crumb will be presented to the Mayor's office. 
Isleton Crawfish Festival -A weekend river party in honor of the 
wily crustacean. Just south of Sacramento in mid-June. Info: 916-777- 
6031 

"Incredibly Strange Music"- a new book by RE/Search Publications, 
is an exploration of obscure vinyl recordings largely dismissed and 
forgotten by mainstream culture. It's 206 pages of information, 
album cover photos, and interviews with Lypsinka, Mike Wilkins, 
The Cramps, Mickey McGowan, Martin Denny and others. 
RE/Search editors, V. Vale &. Andrea Juno will be at Dark Carnival 
Books, 2978 Adline, Berkeley on June 22nd, 6:00 pm. 



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The Official Organ of the San 1 rancisco Cacophonv Socielv 
Phone:415-665-0351 ha.\: 41 5-776-55 1'S 

August, 1993 
The Cacophony Society is a randomi\ gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences be\ond the 
pale of mainstream societ>. We are bookmarks in a technical manual of mirth, t\ pewriters of coincidence & the liquid- 
paper of chance. You may alreadv be a member! 



Astronomy Event 

When: Saturday, August 14th, 8 PM. 

Where: Meet in the park at 7th & Lincoln. 

August is the time of the Perseid meteor shower 

experience! We'll journev to the top of Twin 

Peaks Avenue to observe the shower & to 

stargaze at the constellations & check out 

planets. Carpooling 

will be arranged at 

the meeting sight. 

Co-pilots, E.T.s, 

adventurers & 

celestial navigators 

especially welcome! 

In case of fog 

return to 1442 

Judah. 

Bring: Flashlights, 

telescopes, 

binoculars, star 

charts & food or 

drink. 

Info: R o n n 

415/665-0219 

Tiki Worship 
in San Mateo 



S u n d a V , 
15th, 4 p'm 




When: 

August 

to 7 PM 

Where: The Lanai 

Polynesian Bar in 

San Mateo, 1860 

South Norfork at 

Fashion Island 

B 1 \' d . (Take 

Highway 101 to the 

Fashion Island Exit 

& turn East towards 

the bay). 

In the corner of an 

old shopping 

center next to an 

overpass leading to 

the San Mateo Bridge, you'll find a dark, wooden 

door bearing the carved image of the god Tiki. 

Behind this door lies an intimate hideaway with a 

bamboo & rattan interior & painted scenes of a 

far-away island paradise. In the center, amid the 

oddly shaped tables, stands a primitive totem 

head which once stood over the original Lanai 

Bar in 1954, before the hotel was torn down. 

Cap'n Mike invites you to lift a glass & return to 

an exotic time & place where tropical music fills 

the air. The Hawaiian shirt fashion show begins 

at 6 PM, right after we feed the tropical fish in 

the 900-gallon salt-water aquarium located 

behind the bar. Search your closet for the best of 

your collection. Prizes will be awarded for the 

most colorful, the most authentic & the most 

complete outfit. 

Bring $$ if you wish to order drinks with names 

like Deep Sea Diver, Cobra's Fang, Singapore 

Sling or Black Pearl, all adorned with little 

umbrellas, tropical fruit & some as big as your 



head. If you're hungry, the menu lists swordfish 
tacos & a deluxe Mahi Mahi dinner with rice & 
beans. Info: 415/564-0654, Cap'n Mike. 

The Cacophony Meeting 

When: Mondav, August 16th, 7:30 PM. 

Where: Tommy's Joynt (Van Ness at Gear\) 

upstairs in the 
back room. 
>. Socialize, scheme & 

relive adventures 
in the making. 
Bring: S for food & 
beverages. 

1960's 

Tupperware 

Barbecue 

When: Saturday, 
August 21st, 2 PM-? 
Where: A groovy 
pad in the Sunset 
district. 

2066 30th Ave 
between Pacheco & 
Quintara. 

Get into your bell 
bottoms & love 
beads-don't forget 
to wear a flower in 
\our hair-its time 
for the great all 
_ American '60's BBQ 

A ^^" \^[j ^ ^^ ^^ party. In 

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^' M^M great cookouts, 

bring something to 

throw on the grill 

& food & drink to 

share. (Please 

bring food in \our 

best picnic 

Tuppenvare.) Don't 

forget to bring musical instruments, lava lamps, 

peace signs, & \our favorite '60's records & tapes. 

Info:415-681-3'l89 

A Wake for Frozen Friends 

When: Sunday, August 22nd, 2 PM. 

Where: The beach next to the walkwa\ between 

south & middle lake Merced. 

When we lose a special friend to old age or illness 

thoughts of flushing them down the toilet or 

throwing them into the trash are so painful that 

in denial we seek to preserve our faithful 

companions. The time has come to clean out our 

freezers & send our favorite pets to their final 

resting places. 

Bring: Booze, bus fare (the 18 stops across the 

street), a potluck dish to share, folding tables or 

chairs & any pet you've stuck in your freezer & 

appropriate method of interring. 

Info: Monkev Master 415/991-4566 



Sketching by Starlight 

When: Monda\ . August 30th, 4:30 AM! 

Where: Sinbad's Restaurant (Pier 2) 

Capture a near-life experience by the Bay Bridge 

Bring: Sketching suppHes, paper, etc. 

Info: Randy 415/641-5592 

Burning Man 

When: September 3rd-6th 
Where: The Black Rock Desert, Nevada 
A Labor Day Weekend festival held on the largest 
flat expanse of land in North America. In this 
featureless plain, we will erect a 4-story tall 
wooden man & build a temporary community 
with a unique history & culture. The center of 
camp will feature a main pavilion & theater 
surrounded by sculptures, artworks & other 
constructions. At night, the man will be 
illuminated by the glow of neon & a series of 
camp beacons will serve as orienting devices. We 
will publish a daily newspaper & broadcast 

entertainment & 



music, 
interviews on 
pirate radio. A 
telegraph will 
messages to the 
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planned, 
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including an 
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baking, a ceramic workshop, a doubles skeet golf 
tournament, a market place & a wild-west poker 
game for gamblers, cowpokes &: dance-hall gals. 
This year, the techno-trance dance party will be 
moved two miles east of the camp, the incredible 
exploding man will be joined by the exploding 
woman. On Saturday, a live concert will feature 
Three Day Stubble & Mudwimmin. The Los 
Angeles Cacophony Society will present 
"Burning Bastard Baby", an interactive theater 
piece performed by Rats With Keys. On Sunday, 
after a formal dress cocktail party & ceremonial 
raising, the Burning Man will explode in flames 
in a spectacle of music, pyrotechnics, drumming 
& dancing. Monday morning we will break camp 
& by Tuesday, all physical traces of our presence 
will be removed & the collective memory of our 
experience will be dispersed. 
Cost: $40 per person. Register before August 
17th. After receipt of registration fees, an event 
packet will be forwarded to you. This packet will 
contain admission passes, a map with directions 
to our desert information outpost, a schedule of 
events & detailed instructions on survival, high 
desert camping & conservation. 

Burning Man 

575 Pierce St. #102 

San Francisco, CA 941 17 
Info: 415/985-7471. (See the September '93 issue 
of Outside Magazine for coverage of Burning 
Man 1992.) 

Cacophony Comments — 

Mail-Art Pranks: Postal workers have handled 
lots of strange mail including all those 
Cacophony envelopes, but last month, an 
abrasive prankster mailed dozens of beach party 
invitations which were stenciled on 4x5" pieces 
of 80 grit sandpaper. 

Media Pranks: The Billboard Liberation Front 
left it's mark on the central freeway in San 
Francisco. A money-grabbing superman image 
of Ron Greenspan is now sporting a 666 on his 
forehead. Down on the peninsula, off highway 
101 North, a board reading "HILSDALE... It's a 
beautiful beginning" was changed to "LSD... It's a 
beautiful beginning" 

Highrise Pranks: It happened in a 57-story 
landmark in downtown San Francisco. On a 
recent Friday at 4:15 PM, two pranksters gained 
entry to a Bank of America office building by 



using computer generated IDs & paperwork 
showing that the\- were employees of a toxins 
testing company & had been authorized to take 
samples of possible hazardous materials. Once 
inside, the two explained something about " fiber 
separation tests" & then proceeded to clear an 
area by stacking furniture in a corner. After 
waving an impressive looking electronic device 
over a section of wall, they used a black felt pen 
to mark a large rectangle. As office workers 
peered nervously over desks & wall partitions, 
the two donned radiation suits, complete with 
latex gloves, rubberized feet, hoods & respirators. 
Ringing the area with yellow "Caution" tape & 
plastering adjoining walls with "Warning - Do 
Not Ventilate" signs, they removed a 3x5 foot 
section of sheet rock, carried it out of the office, 
took an elevator to the lobby & walked out to the 
curb. After loading the purloined piece of BofA 
into a waiting van, they climbed in & drove 
away... leaving chaos behind. 

The Cacophony Music Review 

The inspiration for the Burning Man was a 
scorching solo by singer Al Green! In 1974 a 
female acquaintance of Mr. Green's scalded his 
bare back with grits; Al stood up, raised his arms 
& cut loose with a note so high even his dog 
didn't hear it. (Green may have been thinking of 
the enkindling incident when he recorded "Take 
Me to the River.") Young Larry Harvey, in 
Memphis as a member of Up With People!, 
witnessing it all, mused, "Burning man? Hot & 
gritty? Black rock (& roll)? Hmm." See the 
Burning Man for yourself on Labor Day 
Weekend. It's damn near as good as seeing Al 
Green. 

The most upstanding postcard (4" X 6" max, 
include name & address) wins a tape of my 
favorite Al Green CD, "Love Ritual" (MCA). Send 
by 8/23 to Creasy White, 860 Geary, Suite 508, SF 
94109 (July winner: A. Carton Ben of Piedmont) 

Subscribe! 

O's life was flat, monotonous & dull. Even when the sun 
managed to shine O only saw gray gloom. One day, while 
sipping tepid coffee in an indistinct cafe, O noticed a 
brightly colored sheet stuck among a stack of flyers. It 
listed a month of adventures & told of bizarre 
happenings. Instantly O's life was elevated from the pits 
of utter drudgery to new heights of amusement. O felt 
alive & had adventures of extreme fun until the end of 
the month, when O desperately searched cafe after cafe 
in hopes of finding another issue of that neon 
newsletter. Tired & unsuccessful O stared at the old 
copy & wondered where to get future issues when the 
words Subscribe & get the Rough Draft mailed 
to you each month in a really cool art envelope 
jumped off the page. "Only SIO for a 1 year subscription 
or $18 for 2 years!" 'Now 1 can always get something 
worthwhile in my mailbox" thought O excitedly. 

Don't put yourself through needless anxiety like O. Get 
a subscription for yourself & never stalk coffee shops 
searching for the Rough Draft again. 

Rough Draft 

P.O. Box 426392 

San Francisco, CA 94142 

• All events are free & in San Francisco, unless 
otherwise indicated. 

• Deadline for Septen. -^er events is August 25th. 
You can mail, fax, phone your events in or bring 
a write up to the monthly meeting. 

• PS: If you had your picture taken with Dwayne 
Newtron at his EgoStravaganza™ give him a call 
at 415-731-9207 and he will send you a copy. 



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Wino Wine Tasting 

When: Saturday, September Ig-th, 6:00 PM 

\Nhere: Warn] Water Cove Fark, Eastern most en^:;! of 24th 

street (aka Kubber V\re beach) 

br'mq: Wine (Quantity not Quality), fooc;! to compWment 

the flavor ar\d bouquet of the spirits, appropriate skid row 

fashion and a shopping cart to carr^j it all in. 

Napa and Sonoma may have their vineyards, their Cha- 
teaux and their fancy tasting rooms, but they don't have 
a real waterfront. Join our group of (un)di5criminating 
wine buffs for an evening of superb l\c[ueurs. 
Info: 415-759-7673 



The Cacophony Meeting 

When: Monday. September 20th. l-.'dO ?W\ 
Where: Tommy's Joynt {yan Ness at Geary) 
Bring: $ for food or libations 

What's your catch phrase for reality? Come to the 
monthly meeting and share your Ideas about past and 
upcoming events. Visitors and newcomers are always 
welcome to join in the fun! 



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experiences beyond the pale of mainstream 
society. We are strangers and comradee in a 
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.-/_/ to make April 1st a National Holiday, tinkerers 
^. f V^ of possibility, starvinig artists feasting on a 
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Amedee (or How to Get Rid of It.) 

When: Saturday. Sept. 25th, 9 PM 
Where: 459 Fillmore (at Oak) 
Bring: Pot- luck food or beverages 

"With his lack of respect for convention lonesco creates, in 
Amedee , a com\c uproar. . .that is explosively, liberatingly funny. . .lonesco is 
the poet of double talk. . .a supreme theatrical conjurcrl" — Kenneth Tynar, 
The London Observer. 

An absurd comedy written by Eugene \or\eeco and per- 
formed by Annie Coulter ae Madeline and Konn Koeen as 
Amedee. The performance will begin at 9:00 and eeatln^ 
is limited 60 please arrive early. Please refrain from 
talking during the plays duration and late comers are 
requested to enter quietly. 
No smoking please. 



3rd Annual Autumnal 
Equinox Extravaganza 

When: Sunday, Sept. 26, 

1 PM 

Where: Corner of Haight 

& Ashbury 

Bring: Spare change 

Cress: Monetary or 

Autumnal Extravagant 

And again, Peter 

Coppereeed will lead the 

Fenny Farade down Haight 

street. We will scatter copious 

copper coinage, bringing good luck to the 

denizens of the Haight-Ashbury and thereby bringing 

good karma to ourselves. Save enough pennies to ride the 

carousel and to get a snack at the Lucky Penny {Geary/ 

Masonic) afterwards. Anyone with lots-o-cents to 

donate to this worthy cause, please call Peter 415-731- 

9207 



Sounds like Cacophony 

September 24th is '^International Buy Nothing Day." Help 
demonstrate the power of the consumer by not buying 
anything or using any 6ervice.*»The King is dead, but his 
memory lives on from Memphis to Moscow. On the 16th 
anniversary of Elvis Presely's death members of the only 
Kusslan Elvis fan club toasted him with cold vodka and 
listened to bootlegged recordings cut into old X-Ray 
films»»Spotted near Fremont, on &dO, a sign proclaiming 
"This Section of Highway Clean-Up sponsored by The Bay 
Area Fa(^an Association** 




Cacophony Music Review 

Carrying bottles of purified water and small leather-bound 
books on their persons, they piously dress in somber black 
uniforms, dwell in stark enclaves and openly pontificate on 
violations of their rigid beliefs. Hell no, it's not an order of 
monks, it's those pesky yuppies! (Forgive me father, for I 
have consumed Budwieser and fried chicken.) 

Sure, they're befouling you favorite funky espresso joint, 
but put away that shotgun, and handle the situation In a 
sensible, peaceful way: crank up your boom box at the cafe 
and pretend you're surrounded by Interesting people (it 
won't be easy!) I suggest Fellini's movie songs (1952- 
1976,) vocalized in Italian by Katyna Ranieri {on BMG 
cd's). This is music so full of blood and bub- 
bling passion that soon all those flatdicks 
won't matter, and you can go back to 
enjoying your coffee. 

The most sanguine post card (4" 
X 6" max. Include name and 
address) wins a tape of this 
CD. Send by 9/22 to Ciao dog 
white, &eO Geary, #505, SF 
CA 94109. (August winner: 
Coral De La Blab, Melbourne, 
Florida) 



Subscribe! 

Do bars, discos and public transpor- 
tation leave you wanting something 
more? Do you sometimes wonder where your 
missing socks have 0one off to? Does the thought of 
taking visiting friends and family to Fisherm.an's Wharf, 
again, depress you? Well, with a subscription to the Rough 
Draft you will get monthly a listing of unique events and 
activities mailed to you so that you might be able to take 
your loved ones (or just yourself) on a Bel I bottom - be- 
decked-drunken-bus-ride-in-search-of-your-missing- 
laundry-in-the-middle-of- tourist-hell-event. 

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ISSUE#85 



The Official Organ Of The San Francisco Cacophony Society. 

415-665-0351 voice 415-564-0654 fax 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits 

united in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. 

We are the wet dreams in a dry town. We are the vital spirits of cultural fermentation. 

We are the undisciplined children of Oedipus and Electra, racing an Edsel down the 

Yellow Brick Road in the wrong direction, yelling"Zardo?: Lives!" 

You may already be a member! 



The Zone Of The Unknown 

When: Friday, October 1st, 8:00 pm. 

Where: ZOTU Planning Headquarters, 
626 - 33rd Av. *8, near Balboa St. 
Are you feeling bored, run down, existentially blah? Are 
you hungry for the unanticipated in your life? Do you 
surprise easily? If you answered YES to any ONE of 
these questions, then The Zone Of The Unknown is for 
you. Attend the ZPP (Zone Planning Party) to find out 
how to expect the unexpected in October. 

Bring: some nice hors d'oeuvres, drinks to share and 
50«; to cover event costs. 

Your host: Harry Haller, 415-751-7502 

Requiem For A View 

When: Sunday, October 17th, 5:04 pm. 

Where: In front of the Ferry Building 
at the beginning of Market St. 

Lets drink a toast to 
the of ghost of freeway 
past and remember that 
day when we felt 
nature's shaky blast. 
Where were you when 
the big one hit? 




Chalk It Up To Urban Angst 

When: Sunday October 17th, 7:00 pm. 

Where: Justin Herman Plaza, near Market St. 
Perhaps you've seen the Oct 18, 1989 headline 
HUNDREDS DEAD. It's now the night before the day 
after. Let's recreate the image with chalk outlines of 
the fallen (and their pets). Bring a dollar to help pay for 
a box of carpenters chalk. One piece of chalk will do 3 
outlines, with 12 dozen we can do about 400 bodies. 
Info: 415-759-7673 

Eat The Dead Picnic Procession 

When: Sunday October 24th, 2:00 pm. 
Where: Alum Rock Park, San Jose 
Wearing dark mourning clothing with that 
Adams family look, we will wind our way 
through the park carrying a coffin (which 
serves as our picnic basket), topped with a 
silver candelabra. The procession will end 
at our chosen burial ground, a decaying ruin 
of healing baths where sultureous water now 
bubbles from brackish pools. Amid this 
crumbling, crypt-like stonework we will 
disinter our repugnant repast and begin a 
feast befitting the terminally depressed. 
Bring: Something ickey but tasty to eat. 
Wear: Dark clothing in the Edward Gorey 
spirit of this event. 

Assemble in the parking lot next to 
the brown Pacer, where we will fill 
the coffin with our picnic supplies. 
For detailed map and information 
call 510-215-9547. 

Your hosts: Mircalla &. Ruthven 



The Cacophony Meeting 

When: Monday, October 25th, 7:30 pm. 
Where: Tommy's Joynt (Van Ness at Geary) 
Brinjj: $ for food & drink. 
Hear the stories, see the photos, plan future events. 

Mister Bubble's 5th Annual Halloween Prank 

When: Sunday, October 31st, 7:00 pm. 

Where: Castro Street 
Mister Bubble will unroll several hundred feet of plastic 
bubble wrap down the center of Castro Street between 
1 7th and 19th Streets. The usual frenzied reaction of 
the crowd is expected. 

Sounds Like Cacophony 

Tiki Cinema 

When: Tuesday, October 9th, 8:30 pm. 

Where: Other Cinema, ATA Gallery, 
992 Valencia. 415-824-3890 

Cost: $5 
Eric Sacks & Pat Tierney transform the ATA Gallery 
into a Disney-dama^^ed Polynesian playpen with tropical 
drinks and an indoor BBQ. The soothing strains of 
Quiet Village will serve as the backdrop for some 
experimental video backed up with obscure kinescopes of 
Koria Pandit and a video interview with Martin Denny 
and Arthur Lyman. 
Cap'n Mike says: "Wear your best tropical shirt!" 

Halloween Exorcism of the Financial District 

When: Friday, October 29th, 5:00 pm. 

Where: The Pacific Stock Exchange 
A very weird celebration of the anniversary of the great 
Slock market crash and the 13 +13th anniversary of the 
Irvuating ot the Pentagon. Calling all Wiccans, 
Ciiaoticians, Subversives, Pagans, Eco-warriors, Voodoo- 
gurus, Ragga Muffins & Space Aliens to help exorcise 
the Financial District of the demons that have plagued 
u'> all. Laugh while you levitate the Stock Exchange, 
banish the Bohemian Clubbers and (this is the really 
weird part) golden toilet bowls sprout from the 
sidewalks. Hoo-0000, kids - it'll he so scarrrrrry! 




Future Events 

November 26th : Oh Death, Where Is Thy Sting? A 

memorial dinner and 10-year reunion party for The 
Gorilla Grotto &. The Suicide Club. The statute of 
limitations has now run out, so if you have any 
pre- 1984 photos, tapes or newsletters, call 
Cacophony at 415-665-0351 

••• Cacophony Comments ••• 

Interested in a tour ot the College of Mortuary Science? 
It happens on November 3rd. Cost is $21. Call Near 
Escapes at 415-386-8687 ••• Can't get out to see the 
light of day.' Couch potatcie vampires can join the Dark 
Shadows Fan Club at PO Box 69A04, West Hollywood 
CA 90069 •••The 1993 Road Kill Calendar 
depicting bunnies, cats, deer and dogs on and in the 
road, IS available from The Nose Magazine, PO Box 
31353, San Francisco CA 94131. $9 +(8.5% CA tax) 
••• Time is running out, but you still can listen to the 
doomsday rant of the Society For Secular 
Armageddonism by calling 415-673-DOOM. ••• For a 
warm, dark, surrealistic mix of Yuletide Halloween fun, 
see The Nightmare Before Christmas, a stop-motion 
animation film produced m San Francisco by Tim 
Burton. It's weird. ••• 

The Cacophony Music Review 

Halloween Stomp - Jazz &. Big Band Dance Music For 
A Haunted House Party! is a boo-tiful music collection 
(1939-59) with "the clank of chains, smell of brains, a 
gory stain, chillblains, varicose veins" and a whole sack 
of tricky treats. Your guests won't be grave while 
they're digging "Horrors Fantasia for Spooks and Wild 
Indians" (Charlie Barnet Orchestra w/Peggy Lee), 
"With Her Head Tucked Under Her Arm" (Rudy Vallee 
&. His Connecticut Yankees) or the rest of 24 tunes sure 
to make your weenie howl! 

The most spirited postcard (4" X 6" max, include 
name/address) received by 10/25 wins a tape of this Jass 
Records CD. Mail to: Curcurbita Pepo While, 860 
Geary, Suite 580, SF 94109. (Sept. winner was Maggie 
N. Lynchpin of Oakland.) 



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October 29rh. 



ROUGH DRAFT 




NOVEMBER 1993 



ISSUE #86 



The Official Organ of the 
San Francisco Cacophony Society 

(415)665-0351 voice (415)564-0654 fax 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united 

in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are 

the anarchists of amusement and the potential stuff of literature. We are the 

voracious guests at the feast of life with a knack for ingenious rehashing of 

leftovers. When the guardians of media-controlled culture ask "What's 

wrong with this picture?" they are looking at one of us. 

You may already be a member! A 




Slide Into Oblivion 

When: Saturday, November 13th, 5:00 pm 

Meet: Lincoln &. 7th Ave, next to the baseball 
diamond. We will carpool to the event location. 
What is a major bay area landmark, has a picnic 
spot with a great view and offers the 48-foot slide of 
a lifetime? Come explore it with us on an 
adventurous evening picnic of fun and exercise. 
Note: this event will be rescheduled in case of rain. 

Bring: food and drink to share; wear old clothes 
and sneakers to play in. 

Your host: Ami Amber (415)824-7894 

The Cacophony Meeting 

When: Monday, November 22nd, 7:30 pm. 

Where: Tommy's Joynt (Van Ness at Geary) 

Bring: $ for food & drink. 
Join us in the upstairs back room of Tommy's to 
relive the memorable moments of events past, and 
to dream up new ones. 

Oh Death, Where Is Thy Sting? - A memorial 
dinner and 10-year reunion party for The Gorilla 
Grotto & The Suicide Club. 

When: Friday, November 26th, 6:00 pm 
Bring: A potluck dish and a beverage of your 
choice to share with friends. 

RSVP for location, (415)665-0351 
On this occasion we will pay tribute to the original 
pre-cursors upon which the Cacophony Society is 
based. These creative organizations grew out of the 
fertile soil of the San Francisco Communiversity 
during the 1970s. During this dinner we will 



conduct interviews, display photos, articles and 
event flyers. At 8 pm, some rare film footage of 
early exploits will be screened. The statute of 
limitations has now run out, so if you have any pre- 
1984 photos or newsletters to be placed in the 
Cacophony Archives, please call (415)665-0351. 
This event is dedicated to the memory of 
Gary Wame 1948-1983. 




Sounds Like Cacophony 

HAFB— An Evening of "Out" Music 

When: Sunday, November 7th, 5-7pm 
Where: Red Victorian Cafe (at the Inn) 

1665 Haight Street, near Belvedere 
Come and grok to the latest incarnation of the 
Haight Ashbury Free Band, the same group of 
musicians you've heard at the Atomic Cafe and 
various other events in the urban wasteland. 
Wear a beret or your best bee bop attire. 

Cacophony Comments 

••• When the publisher of The Ouavle Quarterly 
buried her publication ( Time Magazine was at the 
funeral) she said she was the happiest publisher 
alive to be going out of business. Now Deborah 
Werksman is back on the newsstands with Hysteria , 
a quarterly devoted to the black-humored truth about 
the female condition. A great read for persons of 
the female sort, and men who want to know what 
women are laughing about when the guys aren't 
listening. Hysteria . Box 8581, Brewster Station, 
Bridgeport, CT 06605, $18 per year. ••• A few 
comments on the winter of our discontent; On 
November 5th, 1605, Guy Fawkes placed a keg of 
gunpowder under the King James House of 
Parliament to protest religious oppression. ••• On 
November 11th, 1978, Jim Jones lit the way for 
David Koresh. (Bring the kids!) ••• On November 
22 1963, JFK rode a Lincoln Continental into a new 
territory of conspiracy theory. • • • On November 
24th, 1971, D. B. Cooper jumped out of Boeing 727 
to launch a new occupation. ••• On November 
30th, 1955 James Dean drove his Porsche into the 
psyche of a youthful generation. 






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The Cacophony Music Review 

I dreamed I was being given a tour of the bottom of 
the sea by some kind of Captain Nemo or alien or 
angel. He presented me to these very large 
creatures, who lifted their heads regally from the sea 
floor. My guide told me "They're the Oysters Who 
Saw Rousseau," meaning that these Beings had been 
around long enough to meet that French 
philosopher, who I don't know a damn thing about. 
Until I figure out the message here, oysters will not 
grace my table. 

In other mysteries, Greek musicologist Chrisodoulos 
Halaris, via computer program, broke the code of the 
12th - 15th century Byzantine secular music that 
had long puzzled scholars. The most selfish postcard 
(4" X 6" max, include name/address) received by 
11/22 wins a tape of this wondrous music (a hoax?) 
Mail to: Clem Baker White, 860 Geary, Suite 580, 
SF 94109. (October winner was Rowmon and Lane 
du Maid of Mystic.) 




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In Memoriam 

The members of the Marcel Proust Support Group 
wish to remind all interested parties that this 
November 18 marks the 71st anniversary of the 
demise of our beloved rememberer. The Support 
Group welcomes all floral tributes in memoriam. 




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Danger Ranger's Post Yule Pyre 

An essential part of the city's recycling program occurs each year 
at this time when the last stand of sidewalk Christmas trees is 
logged by a mysterious group of urban eco-maniacs. TTne tinsel 
trail always leads to the Western edge where the discard pile 
grows, waiting for that final spark of life. 

When: Saturday, January 8, 6:45 PM 

Meet: At the last remaining Doghead Dinner, 
2750 Sloat Blvd. at 46th Ave. (Try the chili fries!) 

Bring: A Christmas tree. 

Sponsored by: Friends of the Rootless Forest. 

The Cacophony Meeting 

Review events past and plan some new ones. 

When: Monday, January 17, 8 PM. 

Where: Tommy's Joynt (in the back room) Van Ness Si Geary 

Bring: $ for beer. 



Dragnet Video Festival 

Jack Webb is a driven genius, his conservative politics and 
blind worship of authority alternately angered and 
surprised us. His visual interpretation with slavish 
attention to detail eventually failed in the intent of 
absolute realism due to the limits imposed by the 
minuscule TV screens of the early fifties. Instead, the 
hard cuts, extreme close-ups and understated acting 
produced a hard-bitten world, grim and menacing. Join 
Spud Parlor and Fat n' Greasy Productions for a 10-hour 
marathon of television's first and finest docudrama. Test 
your mettle with games of skill for fun and prizes. 

When: Saturday, January 22, 8 PM till ? 

Where: 459 Filmore St. near Oak. Parking is limited, 
take the 22 Filmore bus or the 7, 71, 6 or 66 Haight. 

Your host: Bianca O'Blivion, 415-621-1010 



Proust quote of the month; 



"When the hours are wrapped in conversation, one ceases to 
measure, or indeed to notice them: they vanish, and suddenly it is a 
long way beyond the point at which it escaped you that the nimble 
truant time impinges once more on your attention. But if we are 
alone, our preoccupation, but bring before us the still distant and 
incessantly awaited rrwment with the frequency and uniformity of a 
ticking pendulum, divides, or rather multiplies, the hours by all the 
minutes which, had we been with friends, we should not have 
counted." -Marcel Proust 



House Of Avi 

Avi is an art form of body movement and vocal sounds 
involving pure spontaneous expression. Almost everyone has 
practiced some variation of it in front of the bathroom mirror 
when they are alone. House of Avi will be a forum for 
individuals to learn, experience and interact via Avi. Both 
artist and appreciators will interact in small groups gathered 
in a personal living room environment. It will be the couch 
temple just like Mom used to make. Those in attendance will 
be expected to participate. When you see something you like, 
it may be respectably appreciated by tapping your head and 
saying "Avi." 

When: Sunday, January 30, 7:30 PM 

Where: 417 Laguna St. (between Fell and Oak Sts.), access 
available from 101 North at Fell St. exit and Hickory St. 
only. Laguna does not go through. 

Bring: A creative and open mind, beverage 
(water provided) and a little humility. 

Your host: Phinneas Fountain, 415-431-9147 

Sounds Like Cacophony 

Emperor Norton's Birthday Celebration 

An old Clamper tradition, starting with a walk to the Colma 
graveyard for a visit the final resting place for an original 
character who is still an inspiration to us all. After a toast or 
three, everyone will stumble back for lunch. 

When: Saturday, January 8, 10 AM 

Where: Molloy's Tavern, 1655 Mission Rd., Colma 

Bring: $ for drinks and lunch. 

Let Them Eat Cake 

Friday, January 21 - In celebration of the beheading of King 

Louie the 16th, a group of 18th century French Aristocrats will 

gather in front of city hall and give away cake to the 

homeless. 

For info call Pierre Le Marquis du Gateau, 415-731-9207. 

All events are free and in San Francisco unless 
otherwise noted. Deadline for February events is 
January 22. Really. We will try to accommodate 
last-minute entries but it isn't always possible. 

Future Events in the Planning 

Nerf Wars -Drive-by shootings with a soft touch. 

Midnight Walk -Always a favorite. 

Art Car Construction Class -Drive a car with some style. 

The John Wayne Bobbitt Memorial Weenie Toss -Win a 

free kitchen cutlery set! 

Biospheres -A space case experiment. Imagine the NASA 

shuttle built by Yugo and operated by the Green Tortoise bus 

company. 

New Members, New Ideas -Tlie recent media coverage has 
brought an overwhelming positive response. Over 180 calls in 
one day. Several lost members of the old Suicide Club have 
checked in with plans to return with some new pranks. Three 
kids in the 9 to 12 range have offered some fun suggestions. 
The Cacophony Society is not a stagnant organization. 



The Cacophony Music Review: Somewhere between John 
Phillip Sousa and Nino Rota, between flag day and "A Night 
at the Opera" and between the American Revolutionary and 
Civil Wars there lies "The Music of Francis Johnson", as 
performed by the Chestnut Brass Company on original early- 
19th century instruments. Johnson (1792 - 1844) composed and 
published over 300 musical compositions, a feat made more 
remarkable by the fact that he was a black American artist in 
a time not especially famous for its kindly attitude toward 
non-whites. The fact remains that whether Johnson was black, 
magenta or Prussian blue, his music is charming and 
captivating. (It, like, doesn't suck.) 

Tlie most hued postcard (4" x 6" max, include name/address) 
received by 1/20 wins a tape of this all digital MusicMasters 
CD. Mail to Cwayon Boggs White, 860 Geary, Suite 508, SF 
94109. Dec. winner was Dizzy Glenn of Conquered, CA.) 

Cacophony Comments: •••A "Zone Trip" is an extended 
Cacophony road event, usually in rented vans, to a place 
outside our local area. The term 'Zone' was taken from the 
film "Stalker" produced in 1980 by Andrei Tarkovsky. In this 
Russian Sci-Fi story, outlaw guides known as stalkers 
penetrate a forbidden Bermuda Triangle-like region called 
the Zone. The Zone is an eerie hybrid of industrial wasteland 
and primeval forest where mirages and mind-bending traps 
await the unwary traveler. "Stalker" with English subtitles is 
playing at the Red Vic theater January 23-25. It's a two and a 
half hour exploration, tedious at times, but presenting a rich 
visual texture along with the feeling that everything may 
change just beyond the comer of your eye. • • • "Trolling For 
Taillights" is a modem version of the old American Indian 
game of counting coup. TTie new road warriors of America 
are using the Gunn oscillators from discarded microwave 
ovens to generate a "tractor beam" which affects all cars 
equipped with radar detectors. An elaborate system of 
scoring has evolved with points given for • I lights, lane 
changes, hard braking, hits an exit, M ^rom tires and 

other panic reactions. Bonus : • 'or 

eating/drinking interrupted, S[ ■ pping 

cellphone. ••• Max Headroom : .o "ciurncd nor., the future. 
Check your local Bravo cable, channel 46 here in S.F. Look 
for some great costume ideas for the next underground 
cyberpunk event. • • • 

Have you discovered something on the fringe? 
Please send it to Cacophony Comments. 



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Lady Wilhemina's Glamour Camp Day 

Come join the infamous queen of cosmetic 
chicanery for an intensive evening of seductive 
makeovers by the lady herself! You will be cajoled 
into revealing your most sizzling side by 
Wilhemina's talented photographic assistants. 
Please call 510-21 5-9547 to reserve a slot- only a 
limited number of people can be accommodated. 
A charming "boudoir" photo will be yours to 
bestow on the Valentine of your choice! 
When: Saturday, February 5, 7 PM 
Where: call the number above to find out 
Bring: $2 to cover photo fees 
Your hosts: Lady Wilhemina Merkinshire and Dr. 
"Alick" Wiggly 

A Trip Through Dogpatch 

There are still several wild and out-of-the-way 
parts of San Francisco. One of these is Dogpatch, a 
section of Bernal Heights that's all twisty, mazy 
streets and paths up and down hills with great old 
houses, where mail is delivered by Jeep. We'll take 
a circuitous walking tour through the 
neighborhood on odd paths, through cooperative 
gardens, and past charming homes. The walk will 
end at the Silver Crest Cafe, the last remaining 
truck stop bar and diner in the city. Open 24 
hours a day, it serves truckers hauling vegetables to 
the SF Produce Terminal at night, and local working 
stiffs during the day who prefer their meals with 
shots and beer backs. 

When: Sunday, February 6, I I AM 
Rain date: Sunday, February 13, II AM 

Where: Meet on the corner of Cortland and 
Bradford Streets (a couple of blocks up the hill 
from Bayshore Blvd.) 

Bring: Good hiking shoes, weather-appropriate 
clothing, cameras, and money for lunch and drinks. 

Your host: Harry Haller (415)751-7502 

Star Trek Afternoon 

The Academy of Sciences Museum in Golden Gate 
Park is having a Star Trek Technology Exhibit and 
Light Show. We meet for lunch in the cafeteria at 
1 2, see the exhibit at I , the light show and 2, and 
then??? (Costumed characters, particularly aliens, 
get lots more attention and approval.) 
When: Tuesday, February 15, 12-3 PM 
Where: Academy of Sciences cafeteria 
Bring: $7 for the exhibition, $2.50 for the light 
show, money for lunch. 
Your host: Avatar (4 1 5)68 1 -4624 



The Cacophony Meeting 

It's time to meet again, swap tales of past events 
and toss around new ideas. 
When: Wednesday, February 16, 8 PM 

Where: Tommy's Joynt (in the back room) 
Geary and Van Ness 
Bring: beer money 

Reloading Fest I 

Come to a secluded hideaway and learn/practice 
urban survival skills. As a prelude to a fire-fight in 
early spring, we will be gathering and pressing 
bullets. Learn a skill that may some day gain you 
entrance to a bomb shelter. Represented: .30- 
.30;7.62 x39,54,5l(.308 NATO); .30 CAR; .38; .357; 
.44; 8mm; 9mm; .303; .45. Event in North Bay, 
limited to 8 participants. 

When: Friday, February 1 8, 6 PM 

Info: call (707)553-9977 

Bring: potluck snack/beverage, work clothes 

Your Host J.D. Boggmann & Associates 

Disney in Deutschland 

Did you know that Hitler and Disney met in 1938 
to discuss the distribution of Disney's films in 
Germany? Disney got what he wanted, but what 
did Hitler want in exchange? Imagine... A PERFECT 
WORLD! As the lucky recipients of this dazzlingly 
perfect woHd we've inherited, let's pay homage to 
these dudes by dressing up in mixed (Disney/Hitler) 
fashion of the day and observe them charm each 
other into submission in an exclusive videotaped 
copy of "Disney in Deutschland", a staged 
production of the winning entry of the 1 988 
playwriting contest at SFSU. After the viewing, let's 
make a movie of our own, flaunting the mutualism 
achieved by fifty years of this kind of symbolistic 
programming. The more ambiguous, the better. 

When: Saturday, February 19; set up at 6 PM, 
viewing at 7:30 PM 

Info: call 665-2596 for address 

Bring: video/film cameras, lights and original 
costumes mixing Disney data and Fascist fancies. 

Your host: Binky Reichstenfeld 



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The Ultimate Rest Stop 

A man has a position placing disabled people in 
jobs. He is such an effective client and staff 
advocate that his supervisors farm him out to an 
obscure, dilapidated highway rest area taken over 
by drinking parties, cruisers, drug dealers and 
weirdoes, where he's supposed to supervise a 
maintenance crew of disabled workers. Two years 
later he's stopped the cruising and drinking, saved a 
heart attack victim, rescued a woman from a 
burning car, started a garden and garden club, 
generally tidied up the place, and moved into the 
rest area itself, where he's lived since late 1991. 
Come visit Jerry Morissette and his unique 
environment; he will tell us his story, give us a tour, 
and join us after for a picnic. 

When: Sunday, February 20, 1 2 noon; rain date: 
Sunday February 27, 12 noon 

Where: meet at 626 33rd Avenue, #8 (between 
Balboa and Anza) to arrange rides and get 
directions. 

Bring: a picnic dish to share, a plant from your 
garden for Jerry's garden, cars, $ I for expenses. 

Your host: Harry Haller, 751-7502 

Midnight Walk 

We'll begin our evening's adventure by imbibing a 
few exotic drinks at one of Frisco's premiere tiki 
dives, Trad'r Sam's. Once properly primed by a 
Singapore Sling or say, a Saboteur, we shall embark 
upon a perilous perambulation of the shoreline at 
Land's End. The trails can be quite precarious to 
navigate by moonlight, the surf treacherous and 
unforgiving to those hapless enough to be in its 
grasp. Avoiding death or less permanent 
inconveniences, we should make last call at the Cliff 
House bar. 

En route, a tale or two of dire maritime peril (of 
the shoreline variety) will be read at suitably 
evocative settings. A passage involving a distant 
ancestor, John Melmoth, may be on the literary 
menu. 

THIS WALK WILL BE VERY STRENUOUS. 3 

HOURS MINIMUM. 
When: Friday, February 25, 8 PM 
Where: Trad'r Sam's, 6150 Geary at 26th 
Must bring: I) good boots or walking shoes, 2) 

warm, layered, tough clothing, 3) ID, 4) flashlight. 
Recommend: I) small pack with 2) snack food, 3) 

water/juice and 4) hip flask. 
Your host: Sebastian Melmoth 

HLF 

Here's one for those of you who want danger and 
daring. This is definitely a "bring ID- no warrants 
allowed" event. References may be required for 
covert operative status. This is the only above- 
ground meeting of HLF. Make an impact on 
thousands. No politicos, paparazzi or President's 
men. Look for the person dressed like a pile of 
leaves. 
When: Friday, March 4, 8 PM 
Where: Trad'r Sam's, 6150 Geary at 26th 
Bring: money for beer and short puns 
Your host: The Lawnmower Man 

Revenge on the Retail Malls 

Sick of Christmas starting in September? Want to 
get back at all those retail stores that start playing 
Christmas music before Halloween? Well, now's 
your chance. Pull out those dusty old instruments 
you haven't played in years, limber up those rusty 
vocal chords, wear your Christmas finery and come 
get your revenge. We'll sing in our "best" off-key 



voices, and hand out all that fruitcake we couldn't 
get rid of any other way, while reminding shoppers 
that there's only 294 days left until Christmas. 

When: Sunday, March 6, 3 PM 

Where: meet at Gardenia Garlick's, 2066 30th 
Ave. (call 681-3189 if you need directions) 

Info: 493-3060 

Your host: Mrs. Santa Claus 

Sounds Like Cacophony 

The Chinese New Year's Treasure Hunt 

It's a quest through obscure alleyways and dragon- 
clogged streets in a treasure hunt through 
Chinatown/North Beach on the night of the annual 
New Year's parade. Teams of five to eight people 
each will search for clues in exotic and obscure 
locations, using the parade and attendant 
celebrations as a sort of obstacle course. 
For information: call 564-5047 or send a stamped, 

self-addressed envelope to CYNTH, P.O. Box 

22544, San Francisco, CA 94 1 22. 

Cacophony Music Review 

Recent "Family Feud" question: "Name something 
that's Veal hip'." Survey says: 5: the ungraffitied 
Mitchell Brother(s) Theater Mural; 4: The 
5:04mobile; 3: store clerks who tell yuppies to get 
in line like everybody else (yeah, fool, you!); 2: that 
guy in the beret who, with verve, hands out 
circulars in the Financial District; and The 
Number One Answer Harry "The Hipster" 
Gibson! The in-the-know teams on the feud" (The 
KQED Ice Cream Social Committee and The 
Brotherhood of Slobbering Sociopathic Destroyers 
of Faux Culture) thought the question too easy. 
Are you as hip? 

Learn what is hip for your own bad self by winning 
a tape of "Boogie Woogie in Blue" CD (Musicraft 
Records) recorded by swingin' cat Gibson in 1944 
and *46. Just send the most with-it postcard (4"x6" 
max, include name/address) to Cairo Bollensoket 
White. 860 Geary, Suite 508, SF 94109. (January 
winner was Ivy Nancy of Club Med-ical.) 



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otherwise noted. All phone numbers are in area 
code 415, unless otherwise noted. The deadline 
for submission of events for March really is 
February 22, ha ha. We will try to get in late 
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ISSUE 90 



The Official Organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 
r415J665-0351 voice (4153564-0654 fax 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network ot free spirits 

united In the pursuit of expenences beyond the pale 

of mainstream society. We are slam dancers and crowd surfers 

In the mosh Pit of the collective unconscious, outlaw bikers 

on the Information superhighway, freebooters on the bounding seas of cheese. 

round-peg gourmets at the square-hole buffet... 

and you may already be a member. 




Rite of Condolence 

Our brother-in-Cacophony, Harry Haller, has recently 
been in a tragic car accident. He's OK, but his car, alas, is 
deformed. Drastically altered by a speeding moron, the 
car (not yet dead) can be seen still toodling around the San 
Francisco area. Most often found parked on the side of 
33rd Avenue between Anza and Balboa, this signatore of 
many Cacophony events calls for our attention. A yellow 
Toyota Corolla with a gray hood and black patches, 
license number 2WOC769, the Road Warrior may, after 
the printing of this, go into shy retirement and 
convalescence, so it may be necessary to check a few 
blocks radius around 33rd and Anza/Balboa to find it. For 
all Cacophonists travelling in the Outer Richmond district, 
please bring a band-aid for it's dent, or a condolence card 
tor the windshield, or perhaps a nice get-well bouquet for 
the hood. 

Event runs throughout March; night hours are best for 
visitation. 

Brought to you by: the we are finally going to get harry 
club 



Fresh jam With Tunnel Vision 

Let's jam out that deadbeat beta-mind in the tunnels atop 
the Marin Headlands. We'll make cacophony and 
polyphony and record our madness. The tunnels are 
resonant with a long delay and awesome vision. Bring 
acoustic instruments, voice, drums and percussive devices 
of all kinds. No need to be a musician, but if you are one, 
come and lead. (Possible mountain bike night ride after 
sunset for the hardy few.) 
Sponsored by: Desert Siteworks and Burning Man people 

When: Saturday, March 19, noon and onward 
Rain date, Saturday March 26 

Where: WWII gun tunnels atop Marin Headlands 

Bring: potluck lunch, soundmakers and unsupervised 
attitude 

Directions: take 101 north over the Golden Gate Bridge, 
immediate exit at Alexander Avenue. Turn left from 
offramp back under highway. Bear right at sign "Marin 
Headlands", up 1 .7 miles to summit. Park by tunnels, 
walk through long first tunnel to clearing, enter second 
tunnel behmd- that's it. 

Info: Imago Photon, 488-9864, Svensk Runestone, 641- 
0265 



Celtic Festival Marathon, A St. Patrick's Day Alternative 

Join us for a multi-media Celtic Festival featuring 
continuous Scottish, Irish, English and Welsh music, 
videos and miscellany. All \vno attend will receive a free 
Celtic music cassette tape sampler. Participants are 
encouraged to bring potluck food and beverage. (Celtic 
food, drmk and clotning optional. Also optional is a $2 
donation to cover costs.) this is a non-smoking event. 

When: Sunday, March 20, 3 PM to ? 

Where: 1442 Judah, SF 

Info: Reginald "Fled Gobniu", 665-0219 

More Info: Fled Gobniu is the feast of Gobniu, 
concerned with the brewing of a magical beer for the 
sustenance of the deities in their battle against the powers 
of ill-intent and misfortune. 

The Cacophony Meeting 

The Societ/s monthly chinwag makes a gleeful return to 
Edinburgh Castle, reopened under new ownership. Come 
and hear about the stuff you missed, plot new lunacies, 
see the photos and order some great fish and chips. 

When: Monday, March 21, 8PM 

Where: Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary, near Larkin, 
upstairs 

Bring: beer money, unbridled imagination 

Please note: We love the Edinburgh Castle, but first-time 
visitors (and old hands) must keep in mind that to get there 
you must thread your way through an assortment of flesh 
vendors, addicts, desperadoes and music reviewers. 
Parking is scarce and car stereos should be taken inside. If 
you have one, activate that infernal car alarm! The Castle 
is well worth the hazards of getting there.. 

St. Stupid's Day Parade 

The annual tribute to the Samt of Parking Meters is a wild 
and zany procession in the financial district. Wear a bizarre 
costume, bring merry making noise instruments, an extra 
pair of socks for the Sock Exchange and some coins to toss 
at the Bankers Heart. 

When: Friday, April 1st, Noon 

Where: Meet in Embarcadero Plaza, at the beginning of 
Market St. 

Sponsored by: Bishop Joey of the First Church of the Last 
Laugh. 

Sounds Like Cacophony 

This cryptic invitation was delivered by secret messenger: 
"A fire fight in March, at the last great bay area wilderness, 
will occur on the 19th, mid-morning through early 
afternoon. Contact J. D. Boggmann, (707)553-9977 
BYOG.. After the Cacophony meeting at the Edinburgh on 
the 21 St, interested persons are invited to stay for a 
costume idea workshop for the next "Let Them Eat Cake" 
event on April 1 8. At these events, a group of French 
aristocrats gives away cake to the homeless; the April airing 
of aristocratic garb honors the 200th anniversary of the 
Reign of Terror, a warm-up for the main event, on, of 
course, Bastille Day. Consultants will advise on the style, 
fabrication or acquisition of costumes... This item sighted a 
while back in The Express: "Are you strange? TV 
producers looking for freaks of all kinds, especially human 
oddities, carnival performers, and social deviants. 464- 
4508, leave message.". ..The Linear Architectural Lighting 
Association (LALA) wishes to announce that the 1 994 Land 
Awards Presentation is coming up. Stay 
tuned for further intelligence... 

Cacophony Music Review 

So BAM's critics voted albums by Nirvana, Smashing 
Pumpkins, and Pearl Jam as the tops for 1 993. These acts 
are well-meaning musicians, but I do believe we've seen 
(except for 3 Day Stubble!) and heard every possible 
variation of this guitar band thing. Don't ask who these 
current piunkers sound like, 'cause 1 can't quite put my 
finger on it (Stones + Byrds + Sex Pistols= Rolling Roger 
Rotten?) 

Sure these guys haul in a king's ransom for flogging a dead 
horse, but that's because half the buying public has been 
listening to popular music for a relatively short time 
(ignorance is nirvana) and the other hair is a bunch of 
geezers my age who claim to dig this current refried replica 
tor the same reason they use Rogaine. The emperor's new 
music is commonplace, recycled, amalgamated posturing. 
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Fight back by purchasing real cutting-edge music, like the 
CD "Jerry Murad's Harmonicats' Great Hits." (Hey, 
Columbia Records, where's the goddamn box set tor these 
fine artists?) The most crapulent postcard (4"x6" max, 
include NAME/address) received by 3/21 wins a tape of the 
H-Cats Hits. Mail to CoL Aspeyde White, 860 Geary, Suite 
508, SF 941 09. (Feb. winner was Wayne Moron of 
Downey Soft, Donutlandia.) 

Future Events in the Planning 

KILL YOUR TV - Witness silicon death as functioning TV's 
are launched from a 3rd floor window in a frenzy oftechno- 
destruction. This interactive event will be experienced on 
multiple sensory levels, using live video cams, special 

audio-visual feed-back loops and free-fall image 
recorders....BEACHCOMBING AT THE END OF THE 
WORLD - Trek through a wasteland where rusting steel, 
rotting timbers, and concrete rubble meet the 
water....BIOSPHERE 3 - A space-case experiment. Imagine 
the shuttle built by Yugo and operated by the Green tortoise 
bus company... 

NIGHT OF THE TOASTER - Participate in a manifestation of 
appliance manna as scores of toasters are attached to 
buildings, poles and statues through-out the city...THE 
JOHN WAYNE BOBBIT MEMORIAL WEENIE TOSS - a 
large-scale prank event designed to test the limits of good 
taste...SEWER TOLIR- Your chance to conduct a thorough 
inspection of a local underground infra-structurc.NERF 
WARS - Drive-by shootings with a soft touch...BURNING 
MAN - The annual camping experience where a 40 foot 
wooden figure is erected and then burned in the Nevada 
desert. 

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quote of the month: "Celeste Albaret <vvas> softer and 
more languishing, spread out like a lake, but with terrible 
boiling rages in which her fury suggested the peril of spates 
and Rales that swept everything before them. " 




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Charles Bukowski Support Group 

Big Hank is dead. He was the only author who could success- 
fully convey the Olympian grandeur, the pure hedonistic 
rapture, and truly spiritual reward one can achieve by purging 
one's bladder in a cascading torrent, held back during hours of 
chatting up a woman of debatable, if not entirely sordid, 
character. He put life and its pleasures into a literary context 
you could really get yoiu- meat into, so to speak. 
We'll gather and hoist a few to this modem day Proust of the 
gin-joint at one of the Tenderloin's finest establishments. 
There will be a Bukowski look-alike contest (not for the weak 
of stomach.) We encourage readings of two pages or less 
from the Master's oeuvre. Passages dealing with death or the 
tentative nature of existence are preferred. 
We will also have an original prose/poetry competition. 
Entries of more than one page will be ridiculed, their perpetra- 
tors cat-called into submission and silence. If anyone should 
win both the look-alike contest and the original work contest, 
they'll win a night at the Hotel Essex in the Tenderloin. 

When: Friday, April 15, 8PM until closing 

Where: Ha Ra Bar, 875 Geary at Larkin 

Bring: 1) $ for booze, or someone to borrow $ fi-om, 2) $2 
event fee (to pay for the organizer's drinks), 3) ID, 4) shirt, 
shoes and pants. 

Your host- Sebastian Melmoth 

A Walk Through The Inner-City Forest 

Do you like walking through the wilderness, but don't want to 
leave town? Would you like to see the remains of "Sutro's 
Castle" before the bulldozers finally finish their wwk? Have 
you seen "Ishi's Cave**? 

Join us for a walk through "Sutro's Forest". This will be a 
strenuous, 2-hour walk up and down steep, and sometimes 
muddy, trails. There are a lot of mosquitos and a little poison 
oak. We will try to avoid both these hazards. 



ROUGH 

DRAFT 



ISSUE 91 
APRIL 1994 

(415)665-0351 voice 
(415)564-0654 fax 



When: Saturday, April 16, 1 1AM (rain date April 24, 1 1AM) 

Where: the comer of 17th & Clayton Streets 

Bring: good hiking shoes/boots, long pants and shirtsleeves; 
optional: snack, beverage, insect repellent, machete, Campfire 
or Boy/Girl Scout games. 

Info: 550-6301, A. Ellsworth Gates 

Cacophony Blatherfest 

Relive old adventures and preview future ones. Drink beer 
and indulge other oral fixations, once again at the Castle. 

When: Monday, April 18, 8PM 

Where: Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary near Larkin, upstairs 

Bring: $ for beer 

Another View, An Alternative Open Studio 

This is a call for all 'visual' artists to freely display their 
paintings, sculptures, collages, etc. in a non-elitist environ- 
ment to create a group reception and/or party. This is a 
jx)Uuck/non-smoking event open to all. 
Artists are encouraged to limit submissions to 2 pieces, no 
larger than 36" x 36" each, and to RSVP, ASAP. Artworks 
should be labeled with the artist's name and title of the work. 
I'm also seeking xeroxable art (8 1/2 x 11") for the 1994 issue 
of Athena Incognito Magazine, so you may also wish to 
submit something. 

When: Saturday, April 23, 7PM onwards 

Where: 1442 Judah St, SF 

Info: 665-0219 

Your host Ronn Rosen 

The Zone 

"Near Wilton Street, huge heaps of stone are found 

But so confused that neither any eye 

Can count them, nor reason try 

What fOTce them brought to so unlikely ground." 

On the southeast tip of San Francisco is The Zone, an area rich 
in extraordinary structures, strange earthworks and mysterious 
piles of mbble left by unknown beings in some past time. 
Was this an ancient comer of a long-gone civilization, or the 
bleached and overgrown remains of an interstellar visitation, 
or an artistic vision of a post-apocalyptic future? 
Join three Stalkers as they guide you through The Zone, 
pausing for brief readings at suitable locations. Our journey 
will end at a picnic site where we will listen to music, enjoy 
the setting sun, and feast on savory BBQ. 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 



The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of 
experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are cultural cliff divers, windmill con- 
quistadors, the bent bills that won't be jammed through life's change machine... And you may 
already be a member. 



When: Sunday, May 1, 4 PM 

Where: 4th & Townsend Streets, in front of the Caltrans 
Station 

Bring: 1) food and BBQ to share, 2) one dollar to cover 
costs, 3) good hiking boots/shoes, 4) long pants for walking 
through occasional brush and 5) a flashlight and warm 
clothing for after sunset. 

Your hosts: Harry Haller, 751-7502, Margot Maytag and 
Gabriel, 759-8158 

Sounds Like Cacophony 

At the Seemen Show, on Saturday April 9, at 10 PM you can 
see Cacophony's own Dr. Wiggly and S. Melmoth participate 
in a theatrical endeavor of pointless self-endangerment and 
dubious artistic value. Watch the Seemen rip the guts out 
(literally and figuratively) of everyone's favorite loud- 
mouthed, demagogic pig. Rush Limbaugh. New age, granola- 
eating, aura-reading, sensitive earth mothers and fathers who 
don't like really loud noises should stay at home in the yurt. 
The event will take place at Marin & Illinois Streets, near 3rd 
& Army and the Islais Creek Channel. It's four dollars at the 
gate.... The Marquis de Gateau announces that there will be a 
guillotine workshop on April 10, and the public appearance of 
Let Them Eat Cake, celebrating the Reign of Terror, on April 
18. Participants at the public appearance must be costumed 
and must bring cake for 25 persons. For details call Chateau 
Gateau, 731-9207.... Sir Real of Twisted Times, in what he 
calls a "rare fit of generosity", offers to send any Rough Draft 
reader a free copy of his publication, provided you send a #10 
envelope and 75 cents postage; and "exceptionally weird 
requests may receive other goodies, artifacts and twistedness." 
Twisted Times, Box 271222, Concord, CA 94520.... Five AM, 
April 18, meet at Lotta's Fountain (Kearny & Market) for the 
annual celebration of the 1906 earthquake. The last of the 
survivors will be there, as every year, to tell their stories. The 
Fire Department stopped serving Bloody Marys to the crowd a 
couple of years ago (Jordan got at least one letter about that) 
so let's bring our own... 

Cacophony Music Review 

From the newspaper column "The Grab Bag": "Numerous rice 
farmers in Bali sculpt, paint, dance and play music. But an 
authority on Balinese says that language has no word for 'art' 
Interesting. A nameless activity that doesn't have to be 
defined, described, evaluated, praised or criticized. It's just 
done. Sounds great. We could use a little breather from 
smarmy ART-with-a-cause-or-message, but then again, if we 
had too much "nameless activity". The Bay Guardian would 
have to go to press with blank covers. And all those "artistes" 
would have to say they're unemployed or have an office job 
instead of being "between projects." Look back over this 
Rough Draft and note that nobody calls an event "performance 
ait", but that's what it is. I hope to see you at one of these 
wondrous nameless activities. 

Les Paul probably never thought of himself as an "artist", but 
man, he was the Picasso of pickers! Judge for yourself: send 
the most artsy postcard (4x6 max, include NAME/address) by 
4/21 to Chuss Dunn White, 860 Geary, Suite 508, SF 94109, 
and you'll win a tape of the Sony Music CD "Lover's Luau" 
"project" by Les Paul and Mary Ford. (March winner was 
Andino CRidge of Burpley, CA.) 



Upcoming Adventures 

AN ELEGANT DEMISE: a game in the habitat of the well-to 
do, in which well-dressed people do their best to "kill" each 
other, is scheduled for late May...CALL TO HOMEBREW: 
during the Burning Man Festival at Black Rock, a homebrew 
beer garden will be set up and operated. Any home brewers 
wishing to participate should contact Grungemaster Gabriel at 
759-8158, who says: "We will iron out the details and such as 
we go, but the sooner the better, and the better the beer."... 





PRIMORDIAL BIG-TIME WRESTLING: coming this 
summer. Get your loin cloths, stone mugs and torches ready 
for this post-modem primordial wrestling event to be held in 
an abandoned cannon emplacement. This match is a warm-up 
for the Big Time Wrestling "Battle of Good and Evil" to be 
held in the Black Rock Desert at the annual Burning Man 
Festival. Potential contestants /athletes call (510)653-7667 to 
sign up. 

Alternative Music Review, a friendly rebuttal 

Unlike last month's music reviewer, who found some of last 
year's critically acclaimed top musical acts "commonplace, 
recycled.. .and refried", I believe that they are offering some 
refreshing and exciting new perspectives in pop music. 
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and while I hold the 
reviewer's taste in the highest regard, I disagree with his 
statement "it's deja poo— you know it and I know it" 
If you would like to decide for yourself, send me a postcard 
describing yoiu" views on the state of popular music, 
including your name and address, and the first five postcards 
will receive a compilation tape of said offending artists 
(Nirvana, Smashing F*umpkins, Pearl Jam et. al..) Form your 
own thoughtful and well-informed opinion. The most 
effervescent postcard will win an additional compilation tape 
of further musical destruction. Send to: 
Soundtemplemelvanadogjamgarden, c/o Grungemaster 
Gabriel, PO Box 77662, SF CA 94107. 



The Marcel Proust Support Group brings you this 
monthly quote: 

"...life is perpetually weaving fresh threads which 
link one individual and one event to another, and 
these threads are crossed and recrossed, doubled 
and redoubled to thicken the web, so that between 
any slightest point of our past and all the others, a 
rich network of memories gives us an almost infinite 
variety of communicating paths to choose from. " 

Additional MPSG poop: as of April 1, the 
Proustitutes have pledged to begin again from page 
one. Read with us if you dare (10 pages a day, the 
Vintage edition) but be warned: alterations in 
behavior may occur. 



Subscribe! 

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other monthly surprises. Twelve dollars for one 
year, twenty for two. 

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Editor: Celeste Albaret 
Artist: Danish Meat 
Metaphorist: Sir Real 




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The Zone 

"Near Wilton Sweet, huge heaps of stone are 

found 
But so confused that neither any eye 
Can count them, nor reason try 
What force them brought to so unlikely ground." 

On the southeast tip of San Francisco is The Zone, an area rich in 
extraordinary structures, strange earthworks and mysterious piles of 
rubble left by unknown beings in some past time. Was this an ancient 
comer of a long-gone civilization, or the bleached and overgrown 
remains of an interstellar visitation, or an artistic vision of a post- 
apocalyptic future? 

Join three Stalkers as they guide you through The Zone, pausing for 
brief readings at suitable locations. Our journey will end at a picnic 
site where we will listen to music, enjoy the setting sun, and feast on 
savory BBQ. 

When: Sunday, f^ay 1, 4 PM 

Where: 4th & Townsend Streets, in front of the Caltrans Station 

Brina: 1) food and BBO to share, 2) one dollar to cover costs, 3) 
good hiking boots/shoes, 4) long pants for walking through occasional 
brush and 5) a flashlight and warm clothing for after sunset. 

Your hosts: Harry Haller, 415.751.7502, fvlargot Maytag and Gabriel, 
415.759.8158 

Salmon School 

Once a year a raging river, the Bay-to-Breakers, flows through the city. 
This year, join Ranger Rockfish in stocking this stream of consciously 
costumed folk with a rare breed of Pacific Salmon. Our tributary will 
flow in at the top of the Hayes Street Hill fish ladder. By instinct we will 
run up stream a few blocks, or as far as we can, then return to Alamo 
Square to dnnk like fish, spawn and give someone else a chance to get 
trampied in a really cool fish costume. After the event, the survivors 
who conquered this insane obstacle without getting caught or killed will 
retire to some local establishment (in costume) and pay their respects 
to Old [^an River. 

When: Sunday, May 1 5, 8:1 5 AM (low tide, 9:1 1 -0.3) 
Where: lop of Hayes Hill at Hayes and Pierce in Alamo Square 
Bring: a couple of bucks to cover costume costs, or bring it early in the 
week and help us make costumes, fish food and drink. (Costumes by 
Bianca Oblivion, and anyone else we can net.) 



Info: 415.753.6992 (Please make reservations early to get costumed) 

Your Host: Ranger Rockfish 

P.S. This may be a fish story, but rumor has it that a hardy breed of 
soon-to-be filets of sole (i.e. flatfish) will run from the mouth of the river 
to the source. 

We'll Meet Again... 

It's that time of month; the randomly gathered networi( comes together 
at the Castle to reminisce, incite and amuse each other, view the new 
photos, and likely as not, drink beer. 

When:Thursday, May 19, 8 PM 
Where: Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary near Larkin, upstairs 

Bnng: $ for beer 

Dada Picnic 

A potluck get together, featuring a group reading of Tristan Tzara's Z 
Dada Manifestos , or if you prefer, write your own dada manifesto and 
read it aloud. Unusual costumes or outfits welcomed but not a must. 
Drop in and find out why dada is dada! and why it refuses to die a 
natural death, and why "we are all circus ringmasters and can be found 
whistling among the winds of fairgrounds, in convents, prostitutions, 
theaters, realities, feelings, restaurants, ohoho, bang-bang." (Tristan 
Tzara, 1 st Manifesto ) 

When: Saturday, May 21, 1 PM 

Where: meeting at Elk Glen Lake in Golden Gate Park, 1st lake on 
the west side of Pari< Presidio (19th Ave.) near Martin Luther King 
Drive. 

Bring: picnic goodies/drinks, a blanket to sit on, and friends. 

Your host: Ronn "Dadaco" Rosen, 415.665.0219 



Powntown is Such a Prag 

Anyone who has ever witnessed the horrors of SFs financial district at 
midday knows that its corporate-zombie denizens are in severe need of 
having their cages rattled. Let's mock their confomiist existence by 
dressing conservatively in drag, walking the streets and riding the 
elevators, seemingly oblivious to each other as if we were each just part 
of the crowd. Cross dress in conservative business attire (remember, 
we want to look like we're in drag, not actually pass.) 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 



When: Thursday, May 26, 1 1 :30 AM 
Where: meet in McKesson Plaza between street level and the 
BART/Muni station at Montgomery and Market Streets. 
Bring: power lunch money for a yuppie establishment after the event. 
Info: call 415.731.9207 about pre-event dressing and makeup location. 
Your Hostess: Dame Frederica Downey 

An Elegant Demise 

The course of this game will take us through environs generally 
inhabited by the well-to-do. Patrons of these establishments are 
typically en route to some other place, or have just amved in San 
Francisco. We will visit these elegant and somewhat labyrinthian 
buildings and attempt therein to kill each other. It is of paramount 
necessity that we blend in while playing. 

The manner of death is very subtle and if performed properly it should 
not tip off the real people or security forces present. Those killed during 
play will have the luxury of strolling casually to a comfortable seat and 
bemusedly watching wnile their erstwhile cohorts continue the 
surreptitious mayhem. The game will be over when all members of one 
of the teams are dead, or when we are given the bum's rush by the 
powers that be and move on to the next venue; four establishments 
have been surveyed for play and we expect to use at least three. 

A tip of the hat to R.H. Pepper (John Dowdell) who invented this 
marvelous dlvertlssement\<:)\ The Suicide Club. 

When: Sunday, May 29, 5:30 PM 

Where: meet at the center of Union Square 

Bring: 1 ) elegant clothing- formal dress is encouraged, or crisp 
business wear or stylish leisure clothes (clothing will not be destroyed 
or damaged), 2) comfortable footwear (there will be no running but quite 
a bit of strolling), 3) $$$ for drinks, 4) $3 event fee to cover cost of 
ammo. 

Your hosts: S. Melmoth and Varia Satana, 510.653.7667, Gardenia 
Gariick, 415.681.3189. 






CACOPHONV MUSIC REVIEW 

Last year, at the Burning Man encampment, I was watching two dusty 
members of the 3 Day Stubble band breaking camp. Suddenly they 
started to go into cobra-like squirmings while buck dancing and 
apparently having grand mal seizures. Holy Bruno! Those ol' Texas 
boys must have stumbled into a nest of rattlesnakes! But there ain't 
no snakes in the Black Rock Desert, just Dr. Harvey's Snakebite 
Medicine Show. When I got up enough courage to approach the 
lunatics, 3DS told me they had merely stumbled into a coil of 
'Snakefinger' wnthing out of their boombox. Snakefinqer is the 
deceased guitarist who was an associate of The Residents, and from 
what I can tell, tuned his guitar with a scimitar, then played it with a 
meathook. I had to have me some of that Snakefinger. 

You can have some of your own cobra buck dance seizure: the most 
scaly postcard (4" x 6" max, include Name/address) recieved by 5/23 
wins a tape of the East Side digital CD "Snakefinger - A Collection". 
Mail to Carlton Malthe White, 1080 Eddy, Suite 505, SF 94109. (April 
winner was Doctor Sharealike of Sin Raffle, CA. A tip of my hat and 
a tape goes to Gentleman Grungemaster Gabriel.) 



Subierlbe! 

Even if you don't read it, this publication justifies the presence of 
refrigerator magnets in your life. Twelve dollars for one year, twenty 
for two. 




ROUGH DRAFT 

P.O. BOX 426392 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94142-6392 



Nela Bene... 

Just because your editor neglected to include a deadline for this 
issue in the last, it doesn't mean there wasn't one. The deadline for 
June submissions is May 22. I mean this... 

All events are free and in San Francisco, unless we 
mention otherwise. 



C.H.U.D. For ADay 

Become a C.H.U.D. for the day... Enter the tube of transfomnation 
where you will transmiogrify yourself into a C.H.U.D. or the victim of a 
C.H.U.D.. We will enter a section of storm drain as humans and 
emerge as fully functioning Cannabalistic Humanoid Underground 
Dwellers. Enter the darkness and, while there, be transformed by the 
hazardous wastes and the dampness. Yes! Expect to get wet to the 
knees, even more if you fall down. The most comfortable foot covering 
for this tnp is old sneakers. You may bring rubber boots, but you really 
don't need them. We will walk a mysterious and mostly virgin storm 
drain and emerge into the light in a very public place, which is bound to 
cause some sort of ripple between the dimensions. This is somewhat 
strenuous. Don't come if you have outstanding warrants, and do bring 
ID. We will enjoy ourselves while the living run about and scream. It 
would be quite appropnate to bring various body parts other than your 
own to this event. If you need inspiration, find a local video store and 
rent 'C.H.U.D. 1'. 

Following our emergence we will retire to a local pub for food and beer. 
The pubmasters expect us to be in costume, but they don't know what 
to expect. 

When: Sunday, June 12, 12 noon 

Where: assemble at the intersection of Rockwell and Mystic Streets in 
Oakland., near the comer of College and Claremont in North Oakland, 
within walking distance from the Rockridge BART station. Walk north 
on College to Claremont Avenue; turn nght; the next right tum is Mystic 
Street 

Bring: flashlight , makeup, ID, money for food and beer, and a change 
of shoes and pants unless you like eating and drinking with wet feet. 

Your hosts: Dr. Keloid 510.653.9570 or Harry Haller, 415.751.7502 

SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY 

Our kind of radio shows: "Mothballs of Insanity' on KUSF, 90.3 FM 
Saturday 7 PM and Joe Frank "In The Dark', KALW, 91 .7 FM Sunday 
7:30 Pfvf. For local pirate radio, you can tune to Free Radio Beri<eley, 
88.1 FM, Sundays 9-12 PM in the area West of the Berkeley hills. 
Across the bay, SF Liberation Radio, 93.7 FM Saturdays 8-10 PM can 
be received just east of Twin Peaks. If you want info to build your own 
broadcast station, call 510-464-3041 (from any payphone)... Pirate 
video? N Judah tunnel video shoot; call Barry, 415.731.2939... May 
28: Armageddon. Call Cacophony on May 26 for info... 

FUTURE EVENTS 

The Buming Man Rea Market will take place in June. This unusual 

fundraising event invites consumers to make their own decisions 

about what widgets and whatnots are worth. If you would like a 

felicitous excuse to clean out the garage, reserve a table; call 

41 5.985.7471 for more information... Kill Your TV is coming any month 

now... 



Late Event from STARK RAVWG BRAD: A Tribute To Cofporate America. Monday, May 16, 10 PM 
at the ^Beam, 1 750 Hajght SL $1 admisswn. Dress code: wear business suits, power ties, bowters 
and briefcases. 'Ifs rock S roll with a punk edge in wacky costumes. I hve 'em' ■ Maxwell Maude 




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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO 
CACOPHONY SOCIETY 



The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits devoted to the pursuit of 

experiences beyond the mainstream. We are the sly mulish offspring of Mrs. Peel and Mr. Rogers, the bad 

egg at the corporate picnic, the potent brew of cultural fermentation and the termites in society's crutches. 

All Cacophony Society events are produced by individuals or groups of individuals, who are solely 

responsible for their content and direction. You can do an event . 

June is National Accordion Awareness Month, (Take your accordion out of the closet.) Full moon on June 23rd. Birthdays for 
this month: Stan Laurel, June 16th, M.C. Escher, June 17th, San Francisco founded on June 29th, 1776. 



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The Telling of Monkey Paw, A Descent into Necropolis 

"For three days the body was preserved, during which it had 

acquired a stony rigidity. The funeral, in short, was hastened 

on account of what was supposed to be decomposition. " Come, 

if you dare, join our descent into Necropolis, to recite and 

revel in tales of the undead. Attire is formal, black or a 

white sheet with two holes. 

When: RSVP ASAP for date, time and meeting place. This 

event will be limited to 30 people. 

Bring : Hiking boots, ID, flashlight, and, if you are so 

inclined, a spade. 

Your hosts : Howard P. Wakefield (415) 567-7140, fax (415) 

771-9251, and Sebastion Melmoth (510) OLD POOP 



Green Alien Potluck 

Attention aliens everywhere! We of the green alien race 
invite you to our intergalactic meet, where we will share 
food, language and social customs. Come as your true alien 
form (green or otherwise, human spedes also welcome). 
Human interpretations of our forms can be viewed and 
evaluated, as seen on a view screen box. 
When : Saturday, June 11th, 6:30 PM 
Where : 927 Courtland Ave. (at Folsom) 
Bring : Food native to your home planet. 
Your hosts : Kosmic Krenwich and Kosmic Krenvitski, 
(415) 824-7894 



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C.H.U.D. For A Day 

Become a C.H.U.D. for the day... Enter the tube of 
transformation where you will transmogrify yourself into a 
C.H.U.D. or the victim of a C.H.U.D.. We will enter a 
section of storm drain as humans and emerge as fully 
functioning Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground 
Dewellers. Enter the darkness and, while there, be 
transformed by the hazardous wastes and the dampness. 
Yes! Expect to get wet to the knees, even more if you fall 
down. The most comfortable foot covering for this trip is 
old sneakers. You may bring rubber boots, but you really 
don't need them. We will walk a mysterious and mostly 
virgin storm drain and emerge into the light in a very 
public place, which is sure to cause some sort of ripple 
between the dimensions. This is somewhat strenuous. Don't 
come if you have outstanding warrants, and do bring ID. 
We will enjoy ourselves while the living run about and 
scream. It would be quite appropriate to bring various body 
parts other than your own to this event. If you need 
inspiration, find a local video store and rent 'C.H.U.D. 1'. 

Following our emergence we will retire to a local 
pub for food and beer. The pubmasters expect us to be in 
costume, but they don't know what to expect. 
When: Sunday, June 12th, 12 Noon 
Where : Assemble at the intersection of Rockwell and 
Mystic Streets in Oakland, within walking distance of the 
Rockridge BART station. Walk north on College, turn right 
on Claremont Avenue; the next right is Mystic Street. 
Bring : Flashlight, makeup, costuming, ID, money for food 
and beer, and a change of shoes and pants, unless you like 
eating and drinking with wet feet. 
Your hosts : Dr. Keloid (510) 653-9570 
Harry Haller (415) 751-7502 

The John Wayne Bobbitt Memorial Wennie Toss 

On June 23rd, 1993, a domestic squabble was settled with 
the aid of a kitchen knife. The media saturation of this 
occurrence has inserted the term "bobbitt" into our national 
vocabulary and spawned the opportunity for a prank or 
two. On this momentous anniversary, let's carry it to the 
commercial limit by placing hundreds of neatly packaged 
and humorously labeled, life-like latex phalluses on card 
racks and shelves in gift shops around the Bay area. We'll 
meet one week beforehand to plan our strategy and organize 
product procurement. 
When : Wednesday, June 15th, 8:00 PM 
Meet: The Diamond Sports Bar at Spenger's Fish Grotto, 
1919 4th at University Ave., Berkeley. (Look for the band 
of eunuch's wearing phallic tie's and dark sunglasses) 
Bring : $5 to cover cost of materials and little more if you 
want to order drinks and bet on the game. 
Your hosts : The West Coast Bobbitt Brigade, whose 
revolutionary goal is to "separate men from the tools of 
their oppression." 

Dorthy Parker's Preambulating Pedagogic Paperback 
Pow Wow 

Besides being bom and dying, do you also read alone? Do 

you miss those eariy days in the Great Book Club? Do you 

find yourself making literary references which only you 

understand? Come share your bibliophilic interests with a 

group of like-minded cacophonious readers. We'll meet for 

dinner, then go in search of copies of the chosen book, and in 

about a month, come back together to discuss what we've 

read. 

When : Friday, June 17th, 7:00 PM 

Where : Hong Kong Restaurant, 245 Church St. (Look for the 

book-littered table.) 

Your literary hosts : Edwina Pythagoras and Harry Haller 

The Cacophony Meeting 

Do you have an event idea under your hat? We'll toss it 

into the ring and see what floats. This is also a chance to 

review what we've done and look at the photos. 

When : Monday, June 20th, 8:00 PM 

Where: Tommy's Joynt, Geary & Van Ness, upstairs in the 

back room. 

Bring : $ for beer. 



Burning Man Volunteer Registration Party 

Now in it's eighth year, the Burning Man is a Labor Day 

weekend camping festival in the Black Rock Desert of 

Nevada, where we will erect and then bum, a four-story 

tall wooden man. This event will register volunteers for 

this years Burning Man and also organize help with the 

Somar Gallery exhibit in San Francisco on August 4-5. Meet 

the people, hear the stories and see the photos, slides and 

video. 

When : Saturday, June 25th, 5 to 11 PM 

Where : Potero Hill Neighborhood Center, 953 DeHaro St. 

Cost: $25 (special one-time discount admission to Burning 

Man '94) 

Bring (optional) : Food or drink to share and a blank VHS 

tape if you want a copy of the video. 

Info : The Burning Man Project (415) 985-7471 

Sounds Like Cacophony 

(Events which may be of interest to our members.) 
Turn of the Centiuy Ice Cream Social - Grab a boater or 
parasol and pack a picnic basket. Watch a vintage fashion 
show, play croquet or badminton, and have all the ice 
cream you can eat while listening to the hurdy gurdy man. 
Then take a ride in an elegant horse drawn carriage around 
the grounds of the Dunsmuir Mansion in Oakland. Vintage 
turn of the century attire to be admired but not required. 
Sunday, June 2&th, 12 Noon to 4 PM. Cost $10 per f)erson. 
For information and directions, call Gardenia Garlick 
(415) 681-3189 



All events are free and in San Frandsco unless otherwise 
noted. The cut-off date for the July newsletter event 
listings is June 23rd. 

Cacophony Comments 

The greater Bay Area Costumer's Guild will host a 
Bastille Day Dinner at Le Petit Cafe in San Francisco on 
July 16th. Authentic French period costumes are "de 
rigeur"! Among those in attendance will be the King and 
Queen, the Three Musketeers and the Marquis de Sade. 
For info, call (415) 974-9333. 

A 'Psychic Car Repair' prank advertisement flyer 
from the Los Angeles Cacophony Society was apparently 
taken seriously by the hosts of National Public Radio's 
'Car Talk' on their May 14th show. 

If you were not among the 3,(XX) people in the 
abandoned San Francisco warehouse during the May 28th 
performance of Survival Research Laboratories, you can 
watch the destmction this month on CBS. Check your local 
TV listings for "America Tonight" or "Eye To Eye" 

The Emmy-nominated PBS documentary In Search 
of Ritual: The Burning Man' will be available to all PBS 
affiliates via satellite down-feed on July 25th. Call your 
local PBS station to find out when it will be aired in your 
area. 

Cacophony Music Review 

JUNE BEACH OUTING SUPPLIES: Boogey board, dong 
thong bikini, portable blender w/margarita fixin's, lite 
jalepeno nacho ranch com chips, 80 SPF Oil of El Lay skin 
lube, Elvis beach towel, scandal sandals. Playboy 
umbrella, YouBlocker sunglasses and of course, the Super 
Bass boom box with the boss music of The Honeys! The 
Honeys were a 60's surfer girl group who took their name 
from the Beach Boys song "Surfin' Safari" ("Early in the 
morning we'll be starting out, some honeys will be coming 
along."), and The Honeys will supply the perfecto tunes for 
a cay of catchin' some rays and ridin' the wild surf. All 
packed; now what'd I do with my Fast Pass! 

The most wiped out px)stcard (4" x 6" max, include 
NAME/address) received by 6/21 wins a tape of the 
Capitol CD "The Honeys - Collectors Series." Mail to Cal 
Abunga White, 1080 Eddy St, Suite 505, SF 94109. (May 
winner was Snakin' Dan Hoser of Ssssan Franssisssco.) 

^ Rough Draft 1994 

Editor: Genevive J. Petrone 

Artist: Varla Satana 



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A Day At The Museum 

It's close to closing time for the for the old SFMOMA. 
Which calls for Umited opportunities to spend time with 
and appreciate some of its permanent collection of fine art. 
Of course I'm speaking about the doorknobs, light 
switches, lire extinguishers, wall textures and those 
exquisite humidification measuring devices etc. These and 
other pieces of outstanding craftsmanship and conceptual 
fluidity (i.e. wall moldings, the floor...) should be seriously 
critiqued, along with the unseen works of art that aboimd 
there unbeknownst to the general museum going pubhc. 
When: Sunday, July 10th, 1:46 PM .>^^ 

Where: San Francisco Museimt of Modern Art ' \<'^t 

Bring: $4 for museum admission, your most convincing 
pretentious post-modern art theories, and a sketch pad. 
Curator: Svensk Runestone ^, ^ 

The Cacophony Meeting 

You can join the plot to overthrow existing reality and 
replace it, at least temporarily, widi one of your own 
making. Bring photos from past events, ideas for new 
events and some bucks for food and beer. -^'^^JL 

When: Monday, July 18th, 8 PM rf ~^ 

Where: Tommy's Joynt (Geary at Van Ness) 



Will It Be Worth Something Someday? 

Everyone has a stack of Neil Diamond posters that the X 
girlfriend, roommate and/or wife left. Or a collection of 
Sonny and Cher or Muppet posters resting in your parents 
rafters. Forget the hazards of storage and the possibility 
that they may sell for fifty cents at a garage sale. Enjoy them 
now and let others enjoy as we wheat paste them around 
the city. Imagine office workers indulging in long lost 
memories on the way to work. Make the midwestern 
tourists think they're in style again. 
When: Saturday, July 30th, 8:30 PM 
Where: Lefty O'Douls 333 Geary near Powell 
Bring: Your favorite old posters and wheat paste supply 
Host: No Zymo No! (415.759.7673) au 



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BurningMan Construction Party 

Volunteers widi basic carpentry skills are needed to build 
the Burning Man in preparation for the Somar Gallery v r 
exhibit on August 4-5th. ^^ 

If you would hke to help, call 415.985.7471. 



OflfWeGo... 

Join us as we peruse the pathways of a certain deactivated 
military installation near SF. We will Skulk about using only 
the light of the full moon to guide us. Since the powers 
that be still maintain an occasional presence in this area, 
we will be taking only 10 participants at a time to maximize 
flexibihty in response to any unanticipated encouterings 
during our tour. TinS IS AN ID REQUIRED EVENT. 
Members with outstanding legal entanglements are 
encouraged to consider the ramifications of a possible 
brush widi the minions of officialdom when weighing the 
merits of participation. (Even a near miss might be 
painful.) If there are more than 10 hard-core explorers 
who want to attend, a second date will be scheduled. ^ 

RIDGED, ANAL, NON-NEGOHABLE INSTRUCTIONS 4r\ ' 

1. Do not bring any artificial lights. It is suggested that 
smokers wear patches. 

2. Noise Disciphne will be strictly maintained. 

3. Camo gear and face paint are recommended, 

4. Do not under any circumstances bring any material 
objects that could be construed as a violation of any village, 
town, city, county, state, or federal statue. 

5. Bring money for drinks and food after, if we actually 
manage to avoid detection. 

6. Dress for prevailing weather. 



TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, 

CALL HARRY HALLER @ 415.751. 7502 

When: Friday, August 19th, 8 PM 

Your hosts: J.D. Boggmann & Harry Haller 




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Bastille Day is upon us once again, which means that LET ^ 
THEM EAT CAKE will take to the streets encore giving cake /ff'^ 
to SF's homeless. This years festivities may include the vl- 1 
guillotining-in effigy of Mayor Frank Jordan, Supervisor 
"Marie-Antoinette" Conroy, and Gov. Pete Wilson. 
Participants should be prepared to dress in 18th century 
aristocratic-Uke attire, provide enough frosted cake for 25 
people, and help pay for the event costs. There will be 
guillotine refurbishing and effigy making workshops in the 
weeks preceding Bastille day which is Tliursday, July 14 
Midday. Call for a reservation and to get the time & 
location of the event & workshops. 

Your host Pierre, Le Marquis du Gateau 
415.731.9207 




DISCLAIMER: All events hsted in this publication are 
produced by individuals or groups of individuals, who are 
solely responsible for their content and direction. The 
Cacophony Society does not endorse any political or 
rehgious viewpoint. All events are free and in San Francisco 
unless otherwise noted. y=w?v 

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Cacophony Comments 

East Bay BART ART is a rogue gallery which is exhibiting 
strange images and nonsense signs. The weird displays, 
which change every two weeks, are visible evenings, dusk to 
midnight, just west of the commuter tracks between the ^ 
Bayfair and Hayward stations • • • Throwing out a strong /(.,jh-< 
signal in the area north of Sutro Towers, San Francisco \/ 
Liberation Radio, 97.3 FM, has brazenly expanded it's 8- ' - 
10 PM pirate broadcasts to a daily basis. •••Has your 
church closed it's doors? Are you looking for a lusty man 
of the cloth? Write to Rent A Priest, Box 2850, 
Framingham, MA 01701. A referral service from an 
organization which advocates optional cehbacy. ••• The 
good Reverend Keloid of the Church of Satan (which is 
always in need of virgins) has fu-mly endorsed a line of 
fashionable chastity belts now available from a Los 
Angeles mail-order house. These fully functional bondage 
accessories are designed to be worn fashionably on the 
outside. Call 1.800.305.5525 to order your free catalogue. 
• •• Taking the art of abstinence one step further. Repel is 
a tiny capsule of synthetic chemical which releases an 
incredibly vile and pungent order upon contact with the 
skin. The foul odor is designed to repel the sexual 
advances of even the most enamored suitor. Available from 
Sharper Image, 1.800.344.4444. 



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Have you been subjected to that especially irritating TV 
advertisement with, a Michael Bolton sound-ahke 
peristaltically mooing "These Are a Few of My Favorite 
Things"? We are shown fancy handles and compartments oj 
yet another sterile, bloodless automobile while being 
tortured by what sounds like a catfish being gutted with an 
electric shaver. I'd pay full sticker price for one of the cars 
if 1 could be in the drivers seat while this seemingly severely 
constipated "singer" stands in the sights of my hood 
ornament. My "favorite things" would be the fender and 
the accelerator! 

For maximum joy while rammin' the Bolton, we gotta have 
the right music on auto's high tech sound system. Not 
Bolton, not Kenny Gee and not Nitney Houston. Man, it's 
gotta be the Ventures' best album, "In Space"! With tunes 
such as "He Never Came Back," " Moon Child" and "Love 
Goddess of Venus" you are sure to be on target. 

You can win a tape of this EMI CD by sending the most 
bouncy postcard (4" x 6" max, received by 7/20, include 
Name /address) to Carpe Coupe White, 1080 Eddy, Suite 
505, SF 94109. Qune winner was Repeter Theme the 
Dounut King of SF.) 







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AUGUST 1994 (415) 66$'0751 

TNe OFFiciAl ORqAN oF tNe 

San FrancIsco CACopkoNy Soc'iETy 



AUGUST EVENTS: 

PrImaI Edgp 

TfiE 40' BurnInq Man witl bE on dlsplAy at tIhIs collAlx)RATivE evenInq of 

ART, Music ANd dANCE. TflE ExtriblT Wilt iNcfudE pfHOTOQRApflS ANd A dispfAy 
of PAST ANd fuTURE ARTJfACTS tROM T^E ANNUaI EXpERJENCE. DeSERT COSTUME 
OR OTfrER APPROPRIATE dsESS Is ENCOURAQEd. 

WkN: TfruRsdAy & FRidAy, AuqusT 4, 5, 7;50 - I 1 :50 PM 
Interactive pERfoRMANCEs bEqiN at 8;00 PM 

WfrERE; SOMAR CAltERy, 954 BrANNAN at 8TfH St., SF. 

Cost: $5 

iNfo: BurnInq Man Project 4 I 5-985-747 1 

PAy NO AHENTlON TO TfrAT pERSON bE^^iNd TtrE CURTAIn. 



C^^RlsTMAs In July In AuqusT 

It's never too EARJy to start qettInq youR YutETldE splRiT In qear, so joIn me 

fOR ^W SOMETlMES-ANNUAt pfrOTO sfrOOT foR My CfrRlSTMAS CARd. You ARE 
iNVlTEd TO bRiNq COSTUMES, pROpS ANd A cf^EERy ATTlTudE TO pOSE In A 
CflRlSTMAS TAblEAU WlT^^ ^\^l. CATfHEdRAf of OuR Udy of MAyTAq AS ^W 

bAcl<qROUNd. Tfrouqfi TRAdlTlONAJ EfvES ANd Santas are wEtcoME, we wilt bE 

AlMJNq at SOMnfrlNq SURREAf ANd OUlRky, so MORE NON-CfrRlSTMAS qEAR is 
pARTlCutARly ENCOURAqEd. TfnlS EVENT Wifl START ON TJME, SO yOU'd bETTER 
NOT pOUT, you'd bETTER NOT CRy if yOU qET tEfT bEfrlNd. All PARTICIPANTS will 

bE SENT A copy of OUR telidAy CARd In DECEMbER. Let me bE \W fiRST to 
wisfr you a vERy, VERy MERRy CItrIstmas! 

WIhen: SuNdAy, AuqusT 14, 1:50 PM 

WItere: TIhe pARk on Eddy Street bETwEEN Couqln ANd OaAviA, SF 

Your Host: Santa CliANdlER 



ThF Dav AItfr HlROshlMA 

It's AuqusT 6t1t, I 94 5, ANd tIhe IIrst atomIc boMb is dROppEd on 
HlROslriMA, T^EREby us^ERlNq In boTfr ^\vi nucIear era ANd TfrE Cold War. 
Now tItat NortIh Korea Is pUylNq spIIt-tIte-atom, too, It seems 
APPROPRIATE 70 recaII tIte EAsly yEARS of tIhose tImes wIten EVERyONE bulh 
bASEMENT boMb sIheIters, pUdqEd AllEqiANCE TO tIhe fUq, ANd pRAyEd TO tIhe 
HUAC aIter In tIte person of CfiARlEs McCARTlny. We'II CE^bRATE 
(resurreo?) tItat tIme wItIt, wIhat eIse, a pARTy! BRiNq youR IavorIte 
booqlE wooqiE, biq bANd, FRANklE LaIne, or EddlE FIsIter musIc. Dress In 

yOUR bEST ZOOT SUiT, SAddlE shOES ANd bluE JEANS, bAlllSTiC bRASSlERE, OR 

MlllTARy uNifoRM. PUy cfrARAdES ANd PIn TIhe Dick on NIxon. Discuss tIhe 
58TfT paraHeI, iNdochiNA ANd tIte FrencIt, tIte BerIIn AIrIiIt, pAyolA, tIte 
fiouslNq shoRTAqE, ANd JofHN WAyNE. 

WIten: SuNdAy, AuqusT 7TfH 4:50 PM 

WfrERE: 5 56 AlcATRAz AvE., OAklANd (1-1/2 blocks WEST of CollEqE 

Ave., a fEW blocks nortIh of tIte RockRidqE BART station). 

BRiNq: 1 ) HORS d'OEUVRES SUCIh as PiqS iN A BlANkn ANd CANAPES. 2) 

CockTAll MixlNqs ANd ANy bEERs wItIh names llkE BaIIantIne, ScIhIitz, 

ScfHAEfER, BIaTZ, ETC. 5) Cood bASEbAll STORlES. (ANyONE wflO CAN REClTE 

Wfro's On FIrst fROM MEMORy qns a fREE kiss fROM tIhe qENdER 

APPROPRIATE fnOST.) 

Your Hosts: NANcy FRiEdbERq 5 10-54 7-7826 
HARRy HaIIer4 1 5-751-7502 



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BRiNq youR idEAS foR fuTURE EVENTS OR JUST look OVER ^W Latest plnOTOS ANd 

ItEAR TfnE STORlES. 

WkEN: MoNdAy, AuqusT 1 5TfT, 8 PM 

WIterE: ToMMy's JoyNT, GEARy & Van Ness, SF, upsTAiRS In tIhe bAck room. 

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Mc3t Cutler, supervisor, markrt maoa^rr or mor© 
miint-j- ir. yinir n»ri sttirt- ''O ixs rii|>t<ll v as yiiur 
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^ BELSAW l&BtB a lifetime. No crt-w needed. 
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pRidAy, AuqusT 1 9ih Srr Roi!f,li DraIt issuf #94 foR driAils. 



DoRiliv ParIcfr's PRfAMtn lATJNr, Prd'VGor i lr PApFRh^f k Pou Po\v MEOS o\ \\\\ itniRcl WtdiNCsdAy 
ol uth momIh. "Ctck Lov^" by KaiIicrinc Dunn will bt iliE lOpK. ol discussiON duRi^q ibis MOMb's 
poiluck. LfAvt yoijR iNAMt AMd MiMbcR AT 4 I 5-66 5-05 5 1 foR MORC \\\o. Yes, you musi REAd ibe 

book TO ATTENd. 



Li'Ai At Till Bi A(b 

It's a poTlutk wiili btU [Esso^s A%d a HAWAii FivE-O Tib. You're E^couRAqEd to wear TRO[)iCAl 
sbiRTs, QRAss skiRis ANd DoROTby Lamour sARONqs Abbouqb WARM UyERS (or our coastaI summer 
foq ARE AdvlsEd. Look For TbE ftyirgq fisb bAiNNER. 

WbL\: SATURdAy, Auqusi ZOtIi, 5 PM Till ? 

WbfRE; RibERA BEAcb (SouTb CarmeI State BEAcb) \tAR TbE ciTy of MoNTEREy. 

BRl^q pOTluck food/dRl^k to sIiare. 




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Run For TbE BoRdfR Zo\e TRJp A MA\iACAl ROAd RAlly i\ tIie IImest 
TRAdiiiON of Hunter S. TboMpsoN. AhER a MAd dAsb in RENTEd vans dowN 
1-5, we'II team up wiib our So. CaI. coboRTs ANd ENjoy a surreaI tour of 
TbE CiTy of ANqlES. SufficJENily pRiMEd, OUR jouRNEy will tIien continue 

SoUlb ANd CROSS OVER TbE llNE foR A 24 boUR iNdulqENCE In OUR OWN bRANd 

of Tijuana tourIsm, wbicb iNcludEs CubAN clqARs, cbEAp tequIIa, ANd a 

bullfiqbT. UpON REACbiNq a state of ZEN ExbAUSTlON, WE will ATTEMPT TO 
ROURN UNdER ibE COVER of dARkNESS by CRAwfJNq UNdER TbE IeNCE ANd 
MAkiNq A boME RUN TO TbE ColdEN StATE. BRiNq yOUR CAlifoRNiA dfiiVERS 
IICENSE, a STRONq CONSTITUTION ANd SOME bAii MONEy. OoobER 6Tb 

ibfiouqb 9Tb. Event bosT: TiMOTby Liddy ANd Associates. 



Kill Your TV : An ORqy of iMplodlNq qUss, ARCiNq cIrcuIts ANd buRNiNq 

WIRES as IIVE TVs RAIn doWN IrOM an EtEVATEd STRUaURE. SpEClAlly MOUNTEd 
CAMERAS Will pROVidE A VidEO fEEdbAck loop duRJNq (REE-fAll ANd iMpAa, 

SuNdAy, OcTobER 25Rd. If you bAVE a fuNCTioNiNq TV to doNATE, caII 
4 I 5-665-05 5 I . Event bosT: ZyMtx)T & CoMpANy. 



CACopboNy Comments 



SCREAMhq DiVAS : FiVE WOMEN WiTb A WidE RANqE of VOCaI bARMONy ANd NO INSTRUMENTS, pERfORM A MUSICaI pAROdy of R&R, bluES, OpERA ANd RAp. LOTS of fuN 

wiib severaI cbEEzy COSTUME cbANqES. FfiidAy 5, 12, 19, 10:50 PIVI at TbE MARsb on VaIencIa Street, 4 I 5-64 I -02J 5. AdMlssiON $ I 2. ANd TbEy lAp 

dANCE TOO. 

AbANdoN Bars of ColdFN Gate Is a 2-bouR bisTORic wAlkiNq tour ol TbE MANy bARS on San PaWo Avenue rbAT bAVE closEd sInce WoRld War II. [VIeet In 
Front of TbE OAklANd GoWen Gate BRANcb LibRARy at 10 Am on SuNdAy, AuqusT 1 4t[( Cost Is $6 to bENEfiT TbE OAklANd HERlTAqE AIIIance. 

TbE idEA Of Risk Is an AhERNOON of ExbllARATlNq SiTE-SpEClfiC pERfORMANCE ANd InSTaIIatIONS wblcb EXploRE TbE MEANINq of Risk ANd wby ANd wbEN Risks ARE 

TAkEN. AuqusT 2 I ST, 12-5 PM at TbE Marin HEAdlANds Art Center, 415-5 5 1-2728 



TV Nation Is a rare biTE In TbE coucb potatoe wASTElANd of viEwiNq experience. MicbAEl Moore, diRECTOR of 'RoqER ANd Me' ANd 'Pet or Meat' Is Irreverent, 

REfREsbiNq, bllARlOUS ANd oKeN ANTI-P.C. WiTb bis doCUMENTARy STylE of CAMERA WORk. TbE fiRST SuNdAy AbERNOON pllOT of TbE CbANNEl 4 SERJES iNCludsd A 

posT-cold WAR SEARcb foR TbE RusslAN nucIear mIssIIe wblcb WAS AiMEd AT FIInt, MicbiqAN. 

Dream Scene MAqAzlNE is a pubilsbEd coHectIon of OTbER pEopfEs dREAMS. TbE coMbiNATlON of recoIIectIons, iMAqERy ANd poETRy pRoducES soMobiNq likE A 
MEssAqE IN A boTTlE Irom TbE OTbER sIdE of TbE MlNd. SENd $5 TO: Dream Scene MAqAzlNE, 58 Rossi Ave, SuiTE 1 , San FrancIsco CA 94 1 1 8. 



CACopboNy Music Review 



UpON bEARiNq AboUT HENRy MaNCInI's dEATb, I qAVE All of My STAff bERE 

AT TbE CAcopboNy Music Institute (RESEARcbtRs, fibRARlANs, Audio ANAfysTs, nc.) 
TbE wEEk off. TbEy weren't Mucb qood ANywAy, wbAT wiTb aII TbE sobbiNq ANd 

REMiNlSClNq TbAT WAS qOiNq ON AROUNd bERE. I WAS biT pRETTy bARd MySElf, buT 
MANAqEd TO pUT TOqElbER A MEMORIaI SERVlCf AT MOTbER's PIaCE; EdiE HaRT SANq 

A Iew soNqs wbilE Poe, Lieutenant JACoby ANd I kNOckEd bAck more TbAN a Iew 
martInIs at TbE bAR. Tbouqb MancInI (eII Into TbE same scblock trap, over TbE 
PAST dECAdES, TbAT MANy of OUR liEROES bAVE, bE Will bE jiidqEd by musIcaI 
bisTORy by bis earIier woRks: Peter Cunn, Mr. Lucky, TbE Great Impostor ANd 

BREAkfAST at TiffANy'S, aH MASTERpiECES JN TbE klNd of MUSiC tIiAT SERVES AS TbE 
SOUNdTRAck foR TbE llVES of biS IaNS. 

All is not Iost, sInce TbE MancInI LEqAcy livES on In TbE musIc of 
CoMbtsTlblr EdisoN . TIieIr AlbuM "I, SwiNqER", TAkES Its inspiration Irom MancInI 
ANd Adds libERAl dollo()s of MariIn DENNy to pRoducE, AS TbE AlbuM jAckn 

dESCRlbES II, A "suave ANd SybARhlc" SOUNd. TbE IInER notes iNCludE A RECipE fOR 

"Tbi CoMbusTlbtE EdisON CockiAll". You can wIn a TApE of Tbis SubPop CD by 

StNdiNq TbE MOST SUAVE pOSTCARd (4" X 6" MAX, RECEiVEd by 8/20, iNCludE 

NAME/AddRESs) to CbockTAil WblTE, 1080 Eddy, SuIte 505, SF 94109. 
(July WINNER WAS BUbblNq KarI of hdiAlANTic, FloRldA.) 




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garb a plus, Ideas for later a must. 
WHEN: Sunday. September 25th, 1pm 
WHERE: Corner of Height and Ashbury 





FUTURE EVENTS 



KILL YOUR TV 

An orgy of imploding glass, arcing circuits and 
burning wires! LIVE TV's rain down from an elevated 
structure. Specially mounted cameras will provide a 

video feedback loop during free-fall and impact. 
Sunday, October 23rd. If you have a functioning TV 

you want to kill call 415-665-0351 to donate. 
Event hosted by Zymbot and Company. 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED 

Awake your inner somnambulist... Avoid the dull and 
drearies.... Find a strange ray of hope in your mail box.... 

SUBSCRIBE 

$12 for one whole year 

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ISSUE 96 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE 

SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY 

SOCIETY 

The Cacophony Society is a 

randomly gathered network 

of free spirits united in the 

pursuit of experience beyond 

the pale of mainstream 
society. We are the midnight 
walkers; the grave diggers of 
strange and secret passions; 
the lovers of the improbable, 
the strange, the horrific and 

exotic and you may 

already be a member! 



SEPTEMBER 1994 



ALL AMERICAN LABOR DAY BBQ 

Celebrate unionization and the right for the working 

class to care less and be paid more. Eat sand and 

enjoy the 3-day weekend. Look for the U.S. flags. 

WHEN: Sunday, September 4th, 3pm till ??? 

WHERE: Ribera Beach, Just south of Carmel, 

between 13th Av. and San Lucia. Camping Available 

[Call in advance) 

BRING: Potluck food and drink to share. 

YOUR HOST: Karen. 408-757-9846 




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Anyone intrested in sewing and costuming for 
Cacophony events. Please call 415-731-9207 



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Prerare yourself for my upcoming bicycle bar hopping 

tour. This class will be taught by professionals. 
WHEN: Saturday, September 17th. 3pm 
MEET: Harvy's Place, 330 5th st. near Folsom 
BRING: Booze; money for Booze; fake I D optional; 
Bike; Brain Bucket. In case of rain bring liquid 
raincoat, (we prefer Wild Turkey) 
YOUR HOSTS: Ellsworth Gates and Gilbert Boardman. 
415-55C^6301 



CACOPHONOUS MEETING 

MEET!! EAT!! DRINK!! TALK !! REVIEW!! NEW!! 
BE THERE to recollect last months events, announce 
new events, strange happenings and swap stories. 
WHEN: Monday, September 19th, 8pm 
WHERE: Tommy's Joynt. Geary & Van Ness. SF. 

upstairs in the back room. 
BRING: $ for beer and maybe some food. 




DORTHY PARKER'S PREAMBULATING PEDAGOGIC 
PAPERBACK POW WOW 

Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. 

"BLOOD MERIDIAN" by Cormaic McCarthy will be the 

topic of discussion during this month's potluck. Leave 

your name and number at 415-665-0351 for more 

info. YES... you MUST read the book to attend. 
WHEN: Wednesday. September 21st. 7pm 



Dead Line for October event listing IS September 

23rd!!! 

BUY NOTHING DAY 

A twenty - four hour, continent - wide moratorium on 

consumer spending. Reclaim the marketplace on this 

national holiday! You can participate by not 

participating. 

WHEN: Saturday. September 24th. 

YOUR SPONSOR:The Media Foundation604-736-9401 

















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NOVEMBER 1994 



ISSUE 97 



THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 

415-665-0351 

THE CACOPHONY SOCIETY IS A RANDOMLY GATHERED NETWORK OF FREE SPIRITS UNITED IN THE 

PURSUIT OF EXPERIENCES BEYOND THE PALE OF MAINSTREAM SOCIETY. WE ARE THE DARK 

SHADOWS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, THE EMPTY FOOTPRINTS LEFT ON THE BORDER OF YOUR MIND, 

THE HALF-FORGOTTEN DREAM STILL FOUND LINGERING UPON WAKING. 

YOU MAY ALREADY BE A MEMBER! 



CUY FAWKES DAY 

ON NOVEMBER 5TH, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1605, AN 
ENGLISHMAN BY THE NAME OF GUY FAWKES PLACED 30 KEGS 
OF GUNPOWDER UNDER THE BUILDING WHERE KING JAMES 
THE 1ST WAS TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT. 
ALTHOUGH THE FUSE WAS NEVER LIT, THE EVENT IS WELL 
RE.MEMBERED IN ENGLISH HISTORY. TO CELEBRATE THIS 
HISTORIC OCCASION, WE WILL THROW A PARTY AND RE- 
LIGHT THE FUSE WITH A GAME OF INTRIGUE. EACH 
PARTICIPANT WILL BE GIVEN A PASSWORD WHICH WILL 
IDENTIFY THEM AS A ROYALIST OR A REBEL. DURING THE 
PARTY, THE PASSWORD CAN BE SLIPPED INTO ORDINARY 
CONVERSATION IN AN ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY FELLOW TEAM 
MEMBERS. ONE OF THE ROOMS IN THE HOUSE WILL BE THE 
BOMB ZONE. WHEN THE BOMB GOES OFF, ANYONE IN THAT 
ROOM WILL BE DECLARED DEAD. THE TEAM WITH THE MOST 
SURVIVORS WINS. ONLY GUY FAWKES KNOWS WHERE THE 
BOMB IS AND THE KING WILL TRY TO ARREST AS MANY REBELS 
AS POSSIBLE. WE WILL PLAY ABOUT 3 ROUNDS OF THE GAME 
DURING THE EVENING. 

WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH, 8:30 PM 

WHERE: CALL FOR SF LOCATION. EVENT LIMITED TO 30 

PARTICIPANTS. 

BRING: ENGLISH FOOD SUCH AS PASTIES, BANGERS, MASH, 
CHIPS OR ANY BAKED, BOILED OR PRESERVED ITEM (FRESH 
VEGETABLES ARE PROHIBITED) AND ENGLISH DRINK SUCH AS 
BASS ALE OR BEER. PERIOD COSTUME OR ANY STYLE OF 
ENGLISH DRESS IS ENCOURAGED BUT NOT REQUIRED. 
NO EXPLOSIVES PLEASE! 



jYOUR HOST: 



TOBY BEERWALT, 415-431-0938 



MINI MASTERS TOURNAMENT 

DON YOUR UGLIEST COLF CARB...CH ECKERED AND PLAID 
POLYESTERS PERFECT...AND MEET US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF 
EAGLES AND HOGIES AND HOLES-IN-ONE. WE WILL MEET IN SF 
AND DRIVE TO A CASTRO VALLEY GOLF COURSE. (EAST BAY 
RESIDENTS CALL GARY OR EP.) WE WILL HAVE TWO SEPARATE 
COURSES OF 15 HOLES EACH AND WILL DIVIDE INTO GROUPS 
OF 3 TO 5 PEOPLE TO DRIVE THOSE LITTLE COLORED BALLS PAST 
SWINGING TIMBERS, DOWN MINE SHAFTS AND UP SKEE BALL 
RAMPS. IF TIME ALLOWS, THE MASTERS OF THE BOTTOM 
COURSE CAN THEN BATTLE THE MASTERS OF THE TOP COURSE 
OR JUST SWITCH COURSES FOR ANOTHER CHANCE AT 
GOLFING FAME. 

WHEN: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, i PM 
MEET: 616 - 33RD AVE. NO. 8, SF 

TO COORDINATE TRANSPORTATION TO CASTRO VALLEY OR 
JUST GET INFO, CALL: 510-i78-6480 GARY OR EP, 415-751-750I 
HARRY HALLER. 

COST: $5/MINIMUM. COURSE FEE: $5 FIRST ROUND, $2.50 
REPLAY. THE FIRST 10 PERSONS TO CALL AND CONFIRM WILL 
ALLOW US TO KNOCK THE FIRST ROUND FEE TO S3.50. 

BRING: A POTLUCK DISH AND WE WILL DROP THEM OFF AT 
EP'S ON THE WAY TO THE GOLF COURSE AND EAT THERE 
AFTER THE GAMES. 



Anytime Is Playtime 



DOROTHY PARKERS PERAMBULATING PAPERBACK POW 
WOW 

THIS MONTH WE ARE READING OUR EPONYM, IN THE FORM 
OF THE COLLECTION SHE EDITED HERSELF, THE PORTABLE 
DOROTHY PARKER. WHICH FEATURES SUCH CEMS AS: 

HICCELPY PICCELPY, MY WHITE HEN: 

SHE LAYS ECCS FOR CENTLEMEN. 

YOU CANNOT PERSUAPE HER WITH CIN OR LARIAT 

TO COME ACROSS FOR THE PROLETARIAT. 

THE BOOK ALSO CONTAINS HER SHORT STORIES, BOOK AND 
THEATER REVIEWS AND POETRY. ITS AVAILABLE BOTH NEW 
AND USED, SO READ IT AND COME JOIN US AT TOMMY-'S 
JOYNTTO DISCUSS IT. 

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 7:00 PM 

WHERE: TOMMY'S JOYNT (CORNER OF VAN NESS AND GEARY), 

UPSTAIRS IN THE BACK ROOM 

BRING: 1) MONEY FOR FOOD AND DRINKS, 2) A COPY OF THE 
PORTABLE DOROTHY PARKER 

YOUR HOST: HARRY HALLER, 415-751-7502 

BRAS ACROSS COLPEN CATE PARK 

AFTER COLLECTING NEARLY 10,000 OF THOSE UPPER BODY 
SUPPORTS, A LOCAL ARTIST HAS INVITED FOLKS TO COME BY 
AND SNAP TOGETHER A MILE-LONG CHAIN OF BRAS. THIS 
CHAIN IS ON ITS WAY TO THE GRAND CANYON NEXT YEAR. 
BRA DONATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED. 

WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 10 AM TO 3 PM 

WHERE: SHARON MEADOW, GOLDEN GATE PARK (EAST END 

OF THE PARK, WHERE FELL ST. CURVES SOUTH) 



PHOTO TREASURE HUNT 

YOU WILL BE GIVEN A LIST OF 24 ITEMS WHICH ARE LOCATED 
IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO FIND AND 
PHOTOGRAPH AS MANY ITEMS ON THE LIST AS POSSIBLE. 
AFTER THE FILM IS DEVELOPED, THE PRINTS WILL BE 
ATTACHED TO A POSTER AND DISPLAYED AT A SPECIAL 
RECEPTION LATER. 

WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH, 11 AM TO NOON. 
MEET: AT THE CABLE CAR TURN-AROUND, POWELL 6. MARKET 
STREETS. LOOK FOR THE TOURIST WEARING A RED JACKET. IN 
CASE OF RAIN, MEET UNDERGROUND AT THE BART STATION 
TOURIST CENTER. 



BRING: 1.) CAMERA, 2.) ONE ROLL ONLY OF 24-EXPOSURE 
FILM, 3.) SIO FOR 1-HOUR DEVELOPING AND EXPENSES. 

ORGANIZER: REYNOLD ADAMS 



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FUTURE EVENTS IN THE PLANNING 



THE SANTA CLAUS ESCAPADE - IMAGINE A RAGGED BUNCH 
OF CHEAP-SUIT SANTAS, STAGGERING DRUNK, MOONING 
CABLE CARS AND OTHER SUCH MISCHIEF. PLANNING 
MEETING FOR SANTAS 6. ELVES WILL BE HELD AT SPECS 
MUSEUM CAFE, 12 ADLER ALLEY, S.F ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 
20 AT 6:00 PM. FOR MORE INFO, CALL THE KRIS KRINGLE 
INSTITUTE, 415-759-7673. 

NICHT OF THE TOASTER - A MYSTERIOUS MANIFESTATION 
TAKES PLACE ON THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO AS SCORES 
OF TOASTERS POP UP IN VERY UNLIKELY PLACES. 
SEARCH FOR THE ALL-SEEINC EYE- AN INTRICATELY 
INVOLVED TREASURE HUNT WHICH IS BASED ON OBSCURE 
SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY AND LOCATIONS. 
SHOPPING CART CONCOURS D^LECANCE - A COMPETITION 
SHOW FOR SPECIALLY MODIFIED AND DECORATED CARTS. 



INFO: NICOLINO, 510-237-3939 



COSTUMING AND SEWING CIRCLE 

HAVE YOU BEEN TO TOO MANY CACOPHONY EVENTS, 
WEARING NOTHING MORE ADVENTUROUS THAN A PAIR OF 
HIGH TOP SNEAKERS AND YOUR DORMANT IMAGINATION? 
WELL, IT'S TIME FOR THAT SORT OF BEHAVIOR TO END! A 
NEW COSTUMING GROUP IS FORMING, WHICH WILL OFFER 
PARTICIPANTS A CHANCE TO SHARE INFORMATION AND 
RESOURCES. WE HOPE TO HAVE SEWING MACHINES 
AVAILABLE, ALONG WITH REFERENCE BOOKS AND COSTUMERS 
WHO HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THE LEAP. COME ON BY FOR THE 
INITIAL MEETING! 

WHEN: SUNDAY, NOV 20TH, 3 PM 
WHERE: CALL 415-731-9207 FOR LOCATION. 



THE CACOPHONY MEETING 

COME AND MAKE NUISANCES OF OURSELVES AS WE HEAR THE 
STORIES, SEE THE PHOTOS, PLAN FUTURE EVENTS. WE'VE BEEN 
KNOWN TO CLEAR OUT THE BACK ROOM WITH OUR RUDE 
AND RAUCOUS LAUGHTER. DON T BE LEFT OUT! 

WHEN: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, 8:00 PM 

WHERE: TOMMY S JOYNT, VAN NESS &. GEARY, SF, UPSTAIRS IN 

THE BACK ROOM. 

BRING: $ FOR FOOD AND DRINK 



NOVEMBER 23RD IS THE DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER EVENT 
LISTINGS. 




SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY 



SCRAPTURE IS AN ART EXHIBIT OF RECYCLED MATERIALS NOV 
17 THROUGH DEC 3RD. A SPECIAL PARTY FEATURING ART CARS 
AND A VIEWING OF 'WILD WHEELS' WILL BE HELD ON 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH, 5:30 TO 8:30 PM, 511 MAIN ST. IN 
THE CITY OF MARTINEZ. FREE ADMISSION. INFO: 510-372-6974 



SPECIAL NOTICE 



KILL YOUR TV WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PARTICIPANTS 
WHO HELPED WITH THE MASSIVE CLEAN-UP OF 500 
DEMOLISHED TVS ON OCTOBER 22ND. ON MONDAY, A CITY 
STREET SWEEPER AND A CREW OF SIX ARRIVED WITH A WORK 
ORDER AUTHORIZING A THREE-DAY CLEAN-UP. THE JOB 
SUPERVISOR, AFTER STARING AT A STREET WHICH WAS 
CLEANER THAN MOST IN THE CITY, DECLARED 'THERE MUST 
BE SOME MISTAKE' AND THEN DEPARTED. 

ALSO, THE RECORD FOR MOST EMERGENCY VEHICLES 
AT AN EVENT, WHICH HAD BEEN HELD BY THE LOS ANGELES 
CACOPHONY SOCIETY SINCE MAY 10, 1992 FOR THEIR UFO 
LANDING AT VISTA DEL MAR,HAS NOW BEEN RECLAIMED BY 
SAN FRANCISCO. BESIDES QUANTITY, THERE ARE THREE 
REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR THIS DUBIOUS CLAIM: 
1.) NO ONE IS SERIOUSLY INJURED. 2.) NO DAMAGE TO PUBLIC 
OR PRIVATE PROPERTY. 30 NO ARRESTS. 

CALL FOR GUEST EDITORS! IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT WANT 
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CREATION ( /T*5 ALIVE! ) OF A FUTURE 
ISSUE OF ROUGH DRAFT, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE 
CACOPHONY LINE AND TELL US SO. HELPFUL 
QUALIFICATIONS: COMPUTER SKILLS AND ACCESS TO A 
COMPUTER, AN ARTISTIC EYE, RESPONSIBILITY AND 
FLEXIBILITY. START THINKING UP YOUR EDITORIAL ALIAS 
NOW! 

NOVEMBER ISSUE EDITOR: EDWINA PYTHAGORAS 



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MONTHLY ISSUE COMES IN A UNIQUE IMAGE ENVELOPE 
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WHAT IS IT? 



OCTOBER 1994 ROUGH DRAFT issue #98 

THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 

415-665-0351 




The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the 
pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. You may already be a member! 



Curaiudgeoning Party 

Ron's 50th birthday marks a rite of passage from a sweet, patient, respectful 
and ever-modest individual to a cynical, crackling, crusty, grizzled codger. A 
quorum is needed to initiate him into this new stage of life. 

When: Friday. October 7th. 8:00 PM 

Where: 9200 Skyline Blvd. at Ascot. Oakland 

Bring: 1) A potluck food or drink item, 2) A novelty gift such as Geritol. 

Polydent. Grecian Formula, a walker, wheelchair or the like. 3) Come dressed 

as a Curmudgeon or Crone role model. 

PS - We don't even know Ron, but someone found out about his party and we 
thought it would be great if a bunch of us showed up at his house with an event 
like this. 



3-D Slide Show 

Wear those particularly fashionable 3-D glasses and experience slides that 
seem more real than real life. Cows and rats and other scenery. 

When: Saturday, October 8th, 9:00 PM 

Call for location. Lisa and the Rats 415-493-3060 



Sky Event for John Lennon 

This will be a realization of an event conceived by Yoko Ono in 1968 with a few 
modifications. Participants are requested to bring telescopes, kaleidoscopes, 
binoculars, periscopes, umbrellas and ladders. We wilt gather with our 
"Sunday outfits" and wait tor an apple to fall out of the sky. The ladders, etc. 
will be used to make periodic checks on the sky. 

When: Sunday, October 9th, 1:00 PM until an apple falls or the sky disappears, 

whichever comes first. 

Where: Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park, SF {just east of the Polo 

Fields) 

Your Host: Greg Wallace. 415-664-3220 



The Oakland Sewer Tour (formal dress required) 
We shall once again brave the Lovecraftian reaches and Stygian depths of 
Oakland's infamous storm tunnel system. In the grand tradition of the San 
Francisco Suicide Club as conceived by the late Gary Warne (and the not so late 
David Warren!). We will traverse these subterranean passages, resplendent in 
the pinnacle of black and white fashion. 

You miisl bring: 1) Formal dress (waist up). 2) Comfortable, tough footwear 
and pants/skirts you don't mind trashing, 3) 2 working flashlights, 4) Water 
(in unbreakable container). 5) $ for beer and pizza later. 6) Cars gassed and 
ready to go, 7) I.D. required. 8) Change of socks and shoes. 

Please plan to go with the flow and stay until the end, since bailing out mid- 
stream will be impossible. 

When: Sunday, October 16th. 4:00 PM 

Where: Meet in Oakland at 4:00 PM at southeast corner of Rockridge BART 

Station parking lot. 

Your tour guides: Sebastian Melmoth & Howard P. Wakefield 



Ode To 504 PM 

Mark the 5th year anniversary of the Earthquake with some poetic license. We 
will take turns reading our compositions using an appropriately crushed car for 
a soapbox. 

When: Monday, October 17th, 5:04 PM 

Where: In front of the Ferry Building near the beginning of Market St., SF 



The Cacophony Meeting 

Hear the stories, see the photos, plan future events. 

When: Monday, October 17th, 8:00 PM 

Where: Tommy's Joynt. Van Ness & Geary, SF, upstairs in the back room. 

Bring: $ for food and drink 



HLF: From Insecticide To Maclie' 

Create art to be viewed by a .25 million crowd. Meeting tor planning at a 
BART-accessible Oakland location. Bring ideas, knowledge of ctieap art 
construction and a potluck tor ttie meeting. We will meiosistize and rejoin at a 
later date to create and implant our diversions. Call 510-481-5435 tor date and 
location. Use a code name. 



Oorotliy Parlcer's Perambulating Paperback Pow Wow 

The Butlerflv Kid by Chester Anderson is the first of the hippie science fiction 
genre. This rare and hard to find volume will be the topic of discussion at the 
next meeting. Since it's so hard to find, we've Xeroxed several copies for the 
exclusive enjoyment of Pow Wow participants. Call if you need one. 

When: Wednesday. October 19th. 7:00 PM 

Where: The home of Harry Haller @ 626 - 33rd Ave. #8. SF. between Anza and 

Balboa 

Bring: 1) A copy of The Butlerflv Kid and 2) A potluck dinner dish to share. 

Your Host: Harry Haller. 415-751-7502 



Full Moon Invitational Golf Tournament 

Join us on the links of one of the Bay Area's courses for an evening of club- 
swinging mayhem. Using glow-in-the-dark balls, we will play a few, friendly 
holes, then recover at a nearby pub to doctor our handicaps. For reasons of 
speed and mobility, we recommend a light bag of clubs: one long iron (3 or 4), 
one short iron (9 or wedge) and a putter. Clubs may be shared. Dress in your 
loudest plaids and tarn o'shanters and wear a pair of stout boots or walking 
shoes, as we will be covering a lot of ground. You'll also want to bring a 
sweater, vrater and a knapsack or golf bag to carry it all in. Optional, but 
recommended: a flask of Scotland's other celebrated export. Note: this is not a 
golf-skeet event; no firearms please. PGA rules apply. Caddies optional. 
I.D. required/ no warrants. 

When: Wednesday, October 19th, 8:00 PM 

Where: Meet at The Hearth, 4701 Geary, SF (near 12th Avenue; plenty of 

parking on Funston between Geary and Lake) 

Cost: $3 to cover glow-in-the-dark balls and organizers' drinks. 

Your Hosts: Sebastian Melmoth 510-653-7667 and Lloyd Void 510-687-5369 



Get Happy and/or Great Depression: A 1929-33 Theme Party 
Marathon! 

Come! Dance and party with us to the sounds and visions of 1929 video movie 
musicals, live performances of 20's and 30's songs; experience bathtub gin with 
bootleggers, gangsters, socialites, etc. 20's and 30's costumes are 
encouraged but not mandatory. Prizes for best costumes! We also request you 
bring pot-luck food and liquor. We'll also have Hot Jazz. Dixieland. Blues, 
Vaudeville and other musics. 

When: Saturday. October 22nd, 6:00 PM to ? 
Host: Bonn. Call for location, 415-665-0219 

PS: This is a non-smoking event. 




Kill Your TV (eye protection required) 

Is your experience with interactive TV limited to an ill-directed, drunken punt ■ 
aimed at David Letterman's head? Have you desired to get more physically 
intimate with that strange glowing, talking box that resides with you? This 
event is both therapy and sacrament. We have amassed nearly 500 Television 
sets which will be destroyed in an orgy of imploding glass, arcing circuits and 
burning wires. Live TVs will display video feed-back loops mixed with regular 
programming during the destruction. 

Prime Time TV Guide: 

00:00- Virtual Suicide! The last step is an electronic leap from the rooftop. 

Bring your own note to read to the assembled crowd below. 
00:00- Crush Cage! Inside, you can go one on one with a rogue TV set. 
00:00- Strike! A TV bowling tournament with no room to spare. 
00:00- Conan Cam! An armored camera will provide live imagery during 

free-fall and impact. 
00:00- Blipvert! Spontaneous combustion occurs in an ordinary living room. 
00:00- Short Circuit! An exciting mix of electricity and water. 
00:00- Channel Surfing! It's a floater. 
00:00- Media Burn II! Toyota meets Sony on the information highway. 

When: Saturday. October 22nd. 9:00 PM 

Where: Army and Illinois Street near Third, SF 

Bring: 1) $5 admission to cover event costs. 2) SAFETY GLASSES REQUIRED. 

$1 off the cost of admission if you bring your own eye protection. 3) A TV 

dinner. A bank of microvrave ovens will be available to nuke your selection. 4) 

Dress for video success in your best Cyberpunk outfit. 

Videographers with Hi-8 cameras are invited for a collaborative TV shoot 
during this event. Donations of functioning TVs, VCRs. CCD cameras and any 
VHS format videos containing TV related imagery are needed. 
Call 415-665-0351 and leave your name & phone number. 

TV Seance: In preparation for this event, we will hold a special ceremony at 
8:00 PM on Friday, October 21st, at the intersection of Green and Sansome 
Street, which is where Philo T. Farnsworth devised the first image dissector 
electron tube in 1928. Using a special Snow Pattern Recognition Screen 
developed by Rosebud Technologies, we will conjure up and capture the Phiico 
Coproration's ghost. Bring your video camera! 

Kill Your TV is produced by Zymbot, Sebastian Melmoth and Raster Blaster. 

Virtual Suicide Device by Dr. Wiggly. Crush Cage by SharkBait. Conan Cam by 
Michael Kan. Video Ark by Church of the Poop Jesus. Machines of Destruction 
by People Haters. Live music by SharkBait. Special thanks to Cyclone Studios. 
J. D. Boggmann & Associates. Captain Midnight, The Atomic Cafe staff and a 
lip of the hard hat to Ant Farm. 



Mr. Bubble's Annual Halloween Prank 

Mr. Bubble will unroll several hundred feet of plastic bubble wrap down the 
center of Castro Street. The usual frenzied reaction of the crowd is expected 
as the air is released. 

When: Monday. October 31st, 6:45 PM 

Where: Castro Street. SF. between 17th and 18th Sts. 

SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY 

'Dadalsts, Cartoonists And Saxophonists: A Concert Of Surreal 
Film & New Music' A film program (which includes surrealist manifestos 
by Luis Bunuel/Salvador Dali and Hans Richter. stop-motion animation by Willis 
"King Kong" O'Brien and the way-out cartoons of Otto "Felix The Cat" 
Messmer and Winsor McKay) will be interlaced with live music performances 
by various members of Clubfoot Orchestra, TranceMission, Clarinet Thing. 
Rova Saxophone and The Orange Mancinis. Saturday. October 8th. 8:00 PM at 
Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez SL near 23rd St. Admission $7. 
info 415-386-1291 

"KandyLand" A theatrical spectacle by Circus Mirabilis, a group of 
acrobats, jugglers, puppets, clowns, drag queens and burlesque dancers. 
The performance involves a theme of temptation, desire and sweet excess. It's 
a mixture of theater, cabaret, vaudeville and circus. Now playing at 8:30 PM, 
Thursday. Friday and Saturday through October 29th at the Victoria Theater. 
2961 - 16th St. Admission $12. Info 415-863-7576 

Film Tribute To Lon Chaney & Tod Brownings - See the amazing 
Chaney. one of the greatest film actors, in a startling variety of truly bizarre 
roles. The series plays at the Roxie Theater 11/25 through 12/1. CallS. 
Melmoth 510-653-7667. to plan costumed assaults on the theater. 



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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CACOPHONY SOCIETY 



Th0 Cacophonv socisty is q rondomlv gathered netuuork of free spirits united in the. pursuit of 
experiences beyond the pole of mQinstreom society. UUe ore the salvagers of the lost spirit, 
the finders of hidden dreams, the mysterious hour of lost thoughts, daydreams and nightmares 
and you may already be a memberlH 

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December 2nd, 1 2;00 pm deadline for ordering your oojn Sonto suit. See December 20th event listing for 

full deto Is ^ ^^„ f ^^ Videos 

UJonted: Any unusual footage of the Burning Man experience and any footoge of "Big Tirne UUrestling". Hi-8 
preferred. Call Sebastian Melmoth 510-653-7667. 

Costume and Sewing circle 

The Costuming group is off to on enthusiostic start and it's not too late to get involved. This circle is open to 

levels of costume enthusiasts, from seining novices to costumed professionals. In our second meeting 
porticiponts should bring a project that is being ujorked on. Come ujith your questions end suggestions for 
future projects or events. Bring: 1 ) $2 to cover the costs of moterials if you plan on using any on-site 
materials or machines. 2) a food item to shore. 5) any interesting name suggestions for the group to adopt. 
lUhen; Sunday, Dec 1 1 , 3pm 
LUhere: Call 41 5-731 -9207 for location ond information. 



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Dorothy Parker's Perpetual Perambulating Pedagogic 
Paperback Pow-Wow 

This month uue ore reoding German author David Suskind's first novel Perfume. UJe luiII meet at the palatial 

residence of Rnnie Coulter for this months bodinage, persifloge and raillery. 

LUhen: UJednesday, Dec 14th, 7pm 

LUhere: 459 Fillmore by Oak, 415-621-1010 

Bring: 1 ) Potluck Goodies 2) Copy of Perhjme 

Vour Host: Horry Holler, 41 5-751 -7502 

Photo Treasure Hunt 

Vou oiill be given a list of 24 items uuhich are locoted Douuntouun. The objective is to find ond photogroph as 

mony items on the list as possible. After the film is developed, the prints ujill be attached to o poster and 

displayed at a special reception later. 

UJhen: Soturday, December 17th, 12 to 2 pm. 

Meet: nt the Cable Cor turn-around, Poiuell and Market streets. Look for the tourist in the red jacket. In 

case of ram, meet underground at the Bart station Tourist Center. 

Bring: 1 ) camera. 2) one roll only of 24-exposure film 3) $1 for 1 -hour developing ond expenses. 

Vour Host: Reynold fldoms. 

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Benefit for S04 pm 

Rfter 1 30,000 miles on the rood and numerous events, the Cocophony mascot needs a heart transplant. 

This fund-roiser uuill feature o rare conjunction of Cacophony icons: (1 ) The Corthquoke-crushed 504 pm, 

uuhich uuos the lost private outomobile to drive on the 

Cmborcodero Freeuuoy. (2) The Giont Doghead, inonolithic symbol of the nouj-extinct Doggie Diner ond 

receptacle of mysterious poLuer. (3) 3-Doy Stubble, the finest purveyors of Nerd Rock. Be sure to ojeor 

your loudest polyester to this donee party. Also on screen uuill be videos of past Cacophony hi-jinx. 

Refreshments ujill be ovailoble. 

UJhen: Saturday, December 17th. 9pm 

LUhere: UUedgeuuorks Studio, 1 1 25 Miller Ave Oakland. Take the 23rd st. exit off 880. Look for 

the glouuing Hand of Cacophony on the side of the building just east of the freeujou bettueen the overposs 

above 880 and the overpass above the RR tracks. 

Admission: $5.00, oil proceeds go touuords the 504 engine replacement fund. 

Info: LUedgeuuorks Studio 510-536-8667 or S. Melmoth 510-653-7667 




€ot. DriiiK lolh (ifirl bt; Merry dibcubs recerU and luluna Bveiits Donl miss it'i 
UJhen Mondoy. Dec 19th. 8pm 

LUhere. Tommy's Joynt, Von Nfss (^ Cp.nrv "sF nnsinirs in ili.^, back room 
Bring: $$S for food ond drink 



The Santa Clause Escapade 

Imogint; o bunch of cheop-suit sontos. singing bOLudv' carols, staggering drunk, hghting in ihc-. slrciwl. 

mooning coble cars ond other such mischief BVOB and don't forget the Cif Ihroming contest 

UJhen. Tuesday, Dec 20th. 6pm 

Meet €mbQrcodero Ploza. across the street from the Ferry Building. LUe uuill board o specially 

decorated bus ond trove! to vorious sites. 

Cost; $35, oihich includes red suit (one size fits all) hot belt ond mhite beord Orders must be placed 

by noon, Dec 2nd- Possible extra cost for tronsportolion during the event 

Coll The Kris Kringle Institute, 41 5-759-7673 

^ Survivalist Christmas 







In the Grond SFCS tradition of combining lechno-shmoltzy sentiment and dead-fish eyed irony uue 

invite you to join us Qt the A/lint koroke bor ujith survivolist or psychotic lyric versions of your favorite 

X-mos clossics. Copping off the evenings festivities tuill be the crouuning of Bunker Beouty 95' So 

strop on your best holiday Doc Mortens and prepore to morch 

UJhen LUednesdoy, Dec 21st, 8pm 

UUhere: The Mint bar at 1942 Market by Sofeoioy 

Dress Psychotic survival meor preferred 

Coll; For song ovoilobility 510-530-3377 

Another Lotex Glove Production brought to you by Timothy liddy ond Ms, INXTR in ossociotion uuith 

"Brazil in 95" event management fl.G. 



4th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration 

Fed-up oiith over commercial cretinous holly-doze?? Try instead coming to our 4th annual uuinter solstice celebrotion!! LUe'll meet at 

the top of Stroiuberry hill (on Stouj lake in Golden Gate Pork) at 8pm. oihereby uue uuill soy appropriate uuords among us to uuelcome 

the Solstice. Prepared uuritings (appropriate to the Solstice) ore aielcome. After about 90min to 2hrs uue uuill go to o locotion (to be 

announced on Strouuberry hill) to celebrate further. 

UJhen Thursday. Dec 22nd. 8pm 

Bring UJarm clothing, food ond drink, flashlights, ujinter solstice "ritual" ideas. 

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December 1 3 is the Deadline for January event Iistin9s!!f 




Cowbus Mystery Tour 

Are you luondering uuhot to do on Neuu Year's Cve-? UUould you like to see the beginning of 1 995 from Mt. Sutro? Spend the last 
minutes of this year on a decaying uuhorf neor the uuoter's edge? Or be secluded deep underground at the stroke of midnight? Get 
on board the block ond uuhite "Land of Milk ond Cookies' for a mystery tour of Son Francisco. Armed ujith o itinerary ujhich includes o 
list of private parties to crash, unusual bors to stop at, strange pieces to visit ond uueird events, both on and off the bus. uie'll moke 
the rounds. BVOB. Get on or off at your fovorite stop. 
UJhen Soturdoy. Dec 3 1 st, 7pm 1 994 to Jon 1 st, ???, 1 995 
Coll; Shelby Toylond, 415-641-4005 
Cost; $10. Prepay early. 30 seat copocity 




December 15th is the birthday of Sissy Spocek (1949), Borboro Mondrell (1948). Jimmy Buffett (1946). Little Richard 
(1935) Rod Serling(1924), Anuuor Sodot (1918), Cob Colloujoy (1907), Humphrey Bogort (1899), Robert Ripley (1893), Conrod 
Hilton (1887), Cloro Barton (1821), Sir Issoc Neuuton (1642). and Jesus Christ(OOOO) The Gregorian Calendar luos established by 
the Pope in 1 586 to replace the Julian Calender ujhich uuos o feuu minutes longer and gained one day every 1 28 years. The Hebretu 
Calendar is 3.760 years older uuith on extra month added every 19 years. The Islamic Colendor has 19 years of 354 doys follotued 
by 1 1 years of 356 doys. The Gregorion Calender drops one day in Februory in century years uuhich connot be devided by 400 
Luhich did not include the yeors 1700. 1800 and 1900. Houuever, there still being o 0.53 second error every 100 years means that in 
the yeor 4316, Christmas uuill be held on December 24th - Moke your ouun Birthday Card and send it. along ujith your birthdote to 
Rough Draft, P.O. box 426392. Son Froncisco, Co 94142 All cords received uuill be shuffled and then rondomly selected for mailing 
to participants on their birthdoy in 1995. 



Christmas Shopping??? 

The San froncisco Potty Guide' \s o pocket book ujhich lists 293 occessible restroom sites locoted in public and 

private buildings, businesses, restouronts ond hotels. It's pages ore looded uuith orcono, legend ond lore, end 

the detailed occess informotion and mops moke this o voluoble resource for event planners and porticiponts. 

Send $9.71 , check or money order to 

S.F. Potty Guide 

Hondley Brouun Publishing 

P.O. Box 640725-C 

Son Froncisco, Co 94 1 64-0725 







Put Cacophony under your Christmas Tree 

Order the Cocophoni^ Oifl Package uuhich includes I ) The Cocophony Society "Hand of 
Pouuer" , on Individually Blessed & Guaranteed Good Luck Tolismon, filled uuith stronge 
objects ond suitoble for hanging in your home, office or the reorvieuu mirror of your cor. 
2) A complete set of Cacophony's best pronk posters, including "Lost Snake". "Dr. Death". 
"Psychic Cor Repair", "Deed Veti", "Vulva Mint", ond "Leonard Stynch". 3) A one-yeor neujsletter 
subscription to the Cocophony Society located neorest you. Current subscriptions ujill be extended 4) 
each month o copy of the previous month's netusletters from Son Froncisco. Los Angeles. Seottle and 
Portlond. B) The 1995 Burning Man Neuusletter 6) A gift cord bearing your name (optional) 
Send the name ond address of the receiver along ujith $24. check or money order to 
The Cocophony Society 
n O Box 424969 
.on Froncisco. Co 94142-4969 



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In the beginning, before there were 
any words, there was cacophony, 
the sweet discord of chaos, the static be- 
tween the stars. The sound has always been 
detectable to those with the proper instru- 
ments; dada punks and zen lunatics, diggers 
and dreamers, surrealist clowns and naughty 
children. In the 1970's, it was intercepted and 
amplified by a man named Gary Warne, who 
rebroadcast it to an eclectic group of San 
Franciscans who came to be known as the 
Suicide Club. 

Warne 
died in 1983, 
but his survi- 
vors in the Sui- 
cide Club, 
spoiled by the 
rich excesses of 
experience, 
could not slakes 
their thirst for; 
cacophony. 
Guided by the 
hands of a psy- 
chic raidwtfc: 
known only as 
Moshofsky, a 
new organiza- 
tion was born. 

At first 
there was no 
tiaine for this group, just a newsletter: Jiaitgh 
Draft, issue No. 1 was published in Septem- 
ber of 1986, an org;in without an organiza- 
tion, with "no rules, no meetings, no officers, 
and no permanent staff," and with "no con-; 
sensus aboutwhat it is or where it is going." 

Gradually a pattern emerged, albeit hazy 
and indistinct (as befits a creatute of chaos). 
By December of 1986 the newsletter was 
sporti ng the now infemous sobriquet "The Of- 
ficial Organ of the San Francisco Cacophony 
Society." Alexander, the First Editor, passed 
the torch to P)thagoras, who in turn passed it 
on to Melod)'mo, Khennedy, Bough, Tinnitus^ 
Spalding, Kcytone, Petrone, Yalioun, Albaret, 
Majtag and your current love slave. 

Graphically, the newsletter evolved most 
drama ticaUy under the artistic direction of Dr. 
Edwina Pythagoras (24+ issues to het credit), 
whom we can also thank for the strange and 
colorful envelopes in which Rough Draft is 
transmitted through the mails. Over the years, 
many other talented artists have lent their time, 
giving Rough Draft an enduring, often star- 
tling graphic appeal. 

While stylistic treatments have varied, cer- 
tain recurring event write-ups have lent Rough 
Draft a sense of, if not continuity, at least 
connectivity. Burning Man. Exquisite 
Corpse, Atomic Cafe. 2^neTrip. Sewer Walk. 

The history oi Rough Drafiis one of con- 
stant acceleration, with events collapsing into 
tliemselves like the dense matter on the edge 
of a black hole. Do something once and it's 
news, twice and it's an institution, three times 
and it's myth. 

So what happens when you do something 
a hundred times? What do you get? 

Escape velocity, baby! 

See you on the far side of the sun! . y. 



Costuming & Sewing Circle 

The doors are open for all costume enthusiasts at the 
monthly costuming roundtable. Bring questions or 
projects that need assistance. This month we will have a 
demonstration on making a pattern from a finished 
garment. Bring a potluck food item to share. 

When: Sunday January 22nd, 5:00 PM 

Where: Call (415) 751-9207 for location and information. 



Tlie Cacophony iUeeting 

Is it a secret cabal? A strange cult? A gang of dangerous 
lunatics? Find out for yourself, and sip a beverage or 
two in the process. Hear the stories, see the photos, 
help plan future events. 

When: Monday January 25rd, 8:00 PM 
Where: Tommy's Joynt, Van Ness f> Geary in S.E, 
upstairs in the back room 
Bring: $ for food tr drink 




Rough DratlNo.1 



House of Avi 

Avi is an art form of body movement and 
vocal sounds. it is most respectably appreci- 
ated by tapping your head slightly and saying 
"Avi" when you see something you like. Unlike 
many art forms, Avi is about pure spontane- 
ous expression in which artist and appreciator 
interact. House of Avi unll be a forum for 
individuals to learn, experience and interact 
via Avi. Participants will be expected to both 
appreciate and perform Avi. Small groups will 
gather in a personal, living room environment 
to act out our innermost feelings and 
ideas.. .just tap your head and say "Avi!" 

Host: Phinneas P Fountain 

Phone: (415)451-5958 

Place: 417 Laguna St., between Fell & Oak 

Date: Sunday January 29, 7:50 PM 

Bring: A creative and open mind, a beverage 

(water provided), and a little humility 



Deadline Of Febfwat'y even! listings is ^cmuat'y 25fk! 



Each month, a unique, hand-crafted image envelope will be 
delivered to you via Isl class mail. Inside will be news of all 
the latest plots, plus other fun surprises. DON'T MISS AN- 
OTHER EVENT! $12 for one year or $20 for two years. Send 
check or U.O. to Rough Draft, Box 426392, SF CA 94142 



Sounds Lilce Cacopliony... 

Seemen — Birf/i ojA New God Tour 1 995, a live perfor- 
mance featuring music and industrial-strength robotics. 
The show includes several thousand pounds of remote- 
controlled, hydraulic-activated, fully-articulated, grind- 
ing, oscillating, shockwave-producing, snot-spitting, 
spark-emitting, laser-equipped, crunching, shattering, 
smashing machines running amok in an environment 
filled with messiahs from Jesus to Koresh. Thursday 
January 26, 9:50 PM at the Crash Palace, 628 Divisadero 
St. $6 admission. Bring ear protection. 

Collapsing Silence — Bimbo's 565 Club, January 4th. 

No More Lies in 1 995 — A celebration on the theme of 
lying to be held at the Anon Salon, 285 9th St. on Febru- 
ary 5rd, 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Admission: $10. The event 
will feature stories, skits, songs, a liars contest, a poly- 
graph test, an art exhibit and more. Artists, musicians, 
actors and multimedia presenters are invited to partici- 
pate. Call (510) 550-5460 for info. Call (510) 550-1489 to 
RSVP 



Cacopliony Comments 

Rough Draft may be 100, but it's 
still going strong. Volunteers are 
needed on an ongoing basis for 
the following positions: 
y V Guest editor (requires graphic 
design/editing/layout skills) 
V Artist/Illustrator (spot illustra- 
tions, found graphics, intriguing 

IW '^"P ^"^f 

Jb V Helpers to assist in the artistic 
embelUshment and stuffing of 
envelopes for our monthly mailing. 
If you would like to contribute in any way to 
Rough Draft, please call 41 5-665-055 1 . 




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Dorothy Parker and the 
Vicious Circle 

Join Dorothy Parker's Perpetual Perambu- 
lating Pedagogic Paperback Pow Wow on a 
field trip to view the eponymous movie 
about her life. We'll go to a nearby water- 
ing hole for drinks and badinage after 

When: Wednesday January 4th, 7:00 PM 
Where: The Bridge Theater, Geary (y Blake 
Bring: $ for movie and drinks 
Your Host: Harry Haller, (415) 751-7502 



Heaven's Gate 

Obsessing about death may now be 
considered as passe as the Cold War, but 
filmmaker Errol Morris gave us one last 
flick of the Reaper's scythe with Heaven's 
GcAt, his 1987 documentary about hu- 
mans and the very strange things they do 
vwth their dead pets. Come join us for a 
viewing of this film, after which, our 
hearts and minds infused with the 
proper atmo- X^ sphere, we will 
tour the Presidio /^^ Pet Cem.etery and 
then retire to a ' ^ nearby restau- 
rant to com- / ' Sh^/^ pose our 
thoughts, i(^^ xM^H fe^'irigs and/or 
outrage. ^^y^'^J^Sjt' ' 

■'^■^ When: Sunday 

January 1 5th, 12 Noon 
Where: 2450 Bayshore Blvd. 
(near Zeland; accessible by the 
#15 bus) 
Bring: 50(t for event costs, cars to drive 
to the cemetery $ for food/drinks after 
Your Host: Harry Haller, (415) 751-7502 



Dorothy Parker's Perpetual 
Perambulating Pedagogic 
Paperback Pow Wow 




'^^ This month we will be reading Jill 



McCorkle's novel July 7th. We will 
meet at Annie Coulter's for our next 
discussion, since we are: 

"Philologists who chase a panting 

syllable through time and space, 

Start it at home and hunt it in the dark. 

To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah's Ark." 

(Cowper, RefirfmcnO 

When: Wednesday January 1 8th, 7:00 PM 

Where: 459 Fillmore (near Oak) 

Bring: potluck dinner goodies and a copy 

of July 7(h. 

Your Host: Harry Haller, (415) 751-7502 



Yes! You too can organize an eventi Just send us 
a write-up including all the essential details: where, when, 
what to bring, and who to blame. Of course your event will 

NOT be a cheap ploy to propagandize people into your 
religious faith, political party, self-help group and/or multi- 
level marketing scheme.. Just good clean fun of the most 
unusual sort, to be shared by a diverse and eclectic group of 

individuzUs. Please confine your write-up to 100 words or 
less and include a phone number. Remember: without you 
and your tvirtsted ideas, neither Rough Draft nor Cacophony 
would exist. Dare to be strangel 




Blaze the Tinsel Trail 

An essential part of the city's environ- 
mental program occurs each year at this 
time when the last stand of sidewalk 
Christmas trees is logged by Friends of 
the Rootless Forest, a mysterious group 
of urban eco-maniacs. In a simple act of 
direct recycling, the dried firs are piled on 
the beach to await rapid composting by 
the forces of human /^ 

nature. Remember, "Let it 
Burn" is the official 
policy of the Park 
Service. 

When: 

Sunday 

January 

8th, 

between 

7:00 and 

8:00 PM 

Meet: at the diner under the 

Doghead, 2750 Sloat Blvd. at 46th Ave. 

Bring: a tree 

Sponsored by: Danger Ranger 



Emperor Norton's Birthday 
Celebration 

Though he died before the turn of the 
century Emperor Norton remains San 
Francisco's most celebrated eccentric. 
Join us in Colma, land of the dead, 
as we join in the annual birthday 
bash for this patron saint of 
Cacophony the elegant and 
eloquent barfly who de- 
clared himself Emperor of 
North America and Protec- 
tor of Mexico. After a few 
rounds we'll stroll over to 
his final resting site for a 
toast and then 
return to the 
pub for lunch. 

When: Saturday 
January 1 4th, 
10:00AM- 1 :00PM 
Where: Molloy's 
Tavern, 1655 
Mission Road, Colma 
Bring: $ for drinks 
and lunch. 



The Cacophony Sociely is 
a randomly gciLhered neLvvork 
ol (ree spirits devoted to the purstiit 
ui cxpciiciiccs beyond the moinstrccim. 

You MAY ALREADY BE A MEMBER! V\'o dIV IXnilTJ 



(415)665-0351 



or weirdness, the termites in society's 
crutches, the bad egg al the com[),iny [pic- 
nic. We arc 

pranksters, 

poets, freaks and fools, dcigged seekers 
of the strange and connoisseurs of the 
bizarre. We are wise children and wise 
asses, ciisplaced extraterrestrials, dream- 
ers, artists, urban necromancers and in- 
spired game players. We are tlie Merry 
Pranksters of the 90's, a semipermeable 
collective of free radicals, nattering 
nihirealists, diehard disinliibitors, and 
dangling participants. You may already be a 
member! Wc are the hint of mt.ivement 
at the corner of the public eye. 
We've been on top of the H in Hol- 
lywood and under the ground 
ill Oakland. Our 
numbers are 
fsg prominent in the 

'"^f'^t edge of a 
curve. We are the 
organized anarchist 
infiltrators of the status C|UO, 
exposing minds to alternative realifies. 
We are the punctuation at the end of hy- 
pothetical sentences, words in the prose 
ol technological satire, i\nd grammarians 
c^f absurdist syntax. We are tiiat fringe el- 
ement that is always near the edge of rea- 
son. You may already be a member! We are 
the fifth dimension of San Francisco's un- 
derground, the colorful void into which 
all lost objects travel, the secret door into 
the part of your mind you didn't even 
know was there. We are the bon \ivants 
of industrial despair, mixing Hammett and 
P^Tichon with Wilde abandon. We are cre- 
ative social terrorists 
and late-night reality 
hackers, carving out 
tempoiar)' autonomous 
zones within the hidden 
real estate of modem cul- 
ture. We are those eccen- 
tric individuals who refuse to 
i\'e dull and ordinaiy lives, 
the renegade creators of ex- 




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Saturday, February 1 1 , 7pm 
Cottage Cheese, Richmond 
Join your molodofous peers for o night of 
bod movies, lurid fashion end lactose 
loaded levity. UUiUi a possible visit by 
Cheese Christ himself. Call for more info. 

Bring: Cheese-inspired drinks & edibles. 

Dress: Sleazy or Cheesy 

* Limo service to and from BFIRT 

Hosted by Monterey Jock, Herman Munster 

& The Sujiss Miss 51 0-235-31 94/21 5-9547 



DOROTHY PARKER'S PERPETUAL 

PERAMBUUTING PEDAGOGIC 

PAPERBACK POWWOW 

Wednesday, February 15th, 7pm 

Tiiis montli we're reading "Birthday", Dorothea 
Tanning's autobiographical reminiscence about life 
with Max Ernst and the DaDa & surrealist elite. 

Bring potludc goodies and your copy of "Birthday 
Your Host: Harrv Haller, (41S) 7S1-7502 




Sunday, February 19, 3pm 

The doors are open for all costume enthusiasts at 
the monthly costuming roundtable. Bring 
questions or projects that need assistance. This 
month uiill have a mystery demonstration of a 
fascinating techique of some sort. Bring a potluck 
food item to share. 

Call 41 5-731-9207 for location and information 




(ACOPhC)hYMrniM(- 

Monday, February 20th, 8pm 

We're back at the Edinburgh Castle by popular 

demand, located in the scenic Tenderloin 

District. Bring your event ideas and fond 

remenberances. 

950 Geary St, San Francisco 

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remnants of your self and MR or MS BIG SHOT. 

Bring (1) Shouj-and-tell AAoterials (2) 
Comestibles and drink to loosen your tongue 
Vour Hosts: Cduiina Pythagoras & Urban Shocker 



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Friday, February 24th, 7:30pnn 
In the tradition of the Interactive surrealist 
theater piece €XC?UISITe COfiPSE, lue lulll 
gather In o atmospheric San Francisco salon 
to uurlte, assemble and publish an original 
ujork of short fiction. Prior uurltlng experience 
not required. Fill participants mill take home 
a copi^ of the finished luork 

Bring (1 ) Food or beverage to share (2) a 
healthy appetite for the absurd (2) Found 
Oaphlcs (If you collect such things) to be 
used as spot Illustrations 

RSVP: Uoyd Void (51 0) 687-5369 or 
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CACOPHONY IN A BOX 

Send 1 05 copies of your uuoik. any size, shape, theme, medium or 
technique. 2 prerequisites only: must fit in a box 8.5"x ^^°x 2.5°. 
Cassettes, cards, zines, booklets, folded posters, it all goes. Find 
stickers, lots of em. fill participants uuill recieve one assemblage 
of the resultant mess. Deadline Flugust 1 , 1995 Send to CocoBox, 
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CLUB SLIDER 

Do you enjoy Chat exhlleradng doiunuxard rush 
Qt playgrounds? The pundulamaclc motion of 
sujings? Or other juvenile thrills? Do you knoiu 
of any choke locations to get together and 
perform these ondcs? Tell me, tell me, tell me. 
In the spring, I ujould to engage ujlth others In 
Q douinhlll tour de force. Send Info to 
eLLSUJOflTH gFITeS 1 09 gftTCS sT SF, CH 
or coll (415) 550-6301 

Fin outdoor beer sujilling extravoganza of 
UJagnerlon proportions to be held In late 
march. Home breuuers: get started on that 
botch of bock, doppelbock or Morzen. 
Costumers: Dust off those horned helmets 
and stlnki^ uniuashed lederhosen. 
Hosts: Moglnronnus 510-687-5369 and 
Neujt King 41 5-994-8689 

CAVE MEN ARE COMING 

Really. No, really this time. If you mould like 
to join then call, really. 510-21 5-9547 6vent 
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Saturday, March 4th, 1 0am 
In the Alaskan Idltarod, more than sixty 
dog sled teams race across the frozen 
tundra from Anchorage to Nome. In our 
urban version, teams of "dogs" lead by a 
musher will pull thefr sleds (shopping 
carts) through some of San Francisco's 
most tourlsted areas. These teams of 
barking humans must negotiate through 
the unrelenting and unforgiving dangers of 
San Francisco's urban frontier. As 
incentive to run, dogs and mushers alfke 
wUl have several "rest stops " en route to 
replenish lost fluids and discuss tales of 
mayhem. 

Call Frontier Floyd at (415) 853-1019 for 
race tnformation. Complete teams and 
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ZOI\J€ TRIP to Mexico is imminent on very short notice. 2 lueeks max. 
Remember that your dollas go a LOT further in a country poised for 
revolution. Stout self-insured folk uiith strong moral fiber should 
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Urban Iditarod 

In the Alaskan Iditarod, more than sixty dog sled teams race across the frozen tundra from Anchorage to Nome. In our urban version, teams of 

"dogs" lead by a musher will pull their sleds (shopping carts) through some of San Francisco's most touristed areas. These teams of barking 

humans must negotiate through the unrelenting and unforgiving dangers of San Francisco's urban frontier. As an incentive to run, dogs and 

mushers alike will have several "rest stops" to replenish lost fluids and discuss tales of mayhem. 

When; Saturday, March 4th, 11am 

Starting Line: 5th and Jesse (one block south of Market). 

Rest stops: Sutter's Mill - Harlan & Mark 

Red's Place -Jackson & Becket 

Grant & Green- Grant & Green 

Ginsburg Pub - Mason & Bay 

Fiddler's Green - Beach & Columbus 
Finish Line: Fort Mason near Marina Safeway 

Call Frontier Floyd at (415)853-1019 for race information. Complete teams and stray dogs welcome. 

Dorothy Parker's Perpetual Perambulating Pedagogic Paperback Pow Wow 

This month we're reading Bone, Fae Myenne Ng's novel about growing up in Chinatown. This is a more down-to-earth story than you'll find in 

The Joy Luck Club. For the following month we're reading Howard Zinn's The People's History of The United States. This unusual version of our 

usual history has, for example, a section on the invasion and genocide of the North American aboriginal population by invaders from Europe. 

This is a history from the point of view of the rest of the world. 

When: Wednesday, March 15, 7pm 

Where: 55 Vandewater #11, SF 

Bring: potluck goodies and your copy of 5one. 

Your host: Harry Haller (415)751-7502 

Marzenfest 

As any home brewer will tell you, it's one of the great ironies of life that the beers of summer — light-bodied lagers — are best brewed in winter's 
chill. Before the advent of refrigeration, March was traditionally the end of the brewing season in Germany, and vast quantities of Mareen, or 
March beer, were brewed to tide a thirsty nation over until October, when they would celebrate the return of cold weather by chugging down all 
that was left of the summer's stockpile. Along with Marzen, a rich amber lager, the other classic styles of spring are bock, or "goat" beer (a dark 
lager associated with fertility rites), and dopplebock, or "two goats" beer, an extremely potent brew thought to have aphrodisiac qualities. 
Join us in one of the Bay Area's most spectacular natural settings to taste these and other homebrewed beers, feast like pagan royalty, and 
celebrate the season in an ancient oak grove at the edge of a 6,000-acre open space. Hike or bike in the adjoining hills, swing a mallet in Mad 
Newt's Extremely Mad Cross-Country Croquet Tourney, or just sit there in your lederhosen with a silly grin on your face and a tight grip on your 
drinking horn. Brewers: Bring a case (or the equivalent) of your finest brew. 

Non-Brewers: Bring a generous gourmet poduck or barbecue item (call to coordinate). 

Optional/Encouraged: Costumes (Bacchanalian/Bavarian), German music, pagan rites (real or imagined), sundry 

amusements, silly diversions, desi gnated drivers . [Note: there may be a $3.00 fee for parking] . 

When: Saturday, March 18 (Rain Date: March 25), Noon to Dusk. 

Where: Newt Hollow (Call for directions) 




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mainstream society; the lost and found spirits who prefer to march in 17/5 over 4/4; the polishers and amalgamators of eclectic 
and obscure entropic moments, that would otherwise collect dust on the hidden shelf of possibilities past. We navigate 
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Costuming and Sewing Circle 

When; Sunday, March 19, 3 PM , , . ^. . j „. /SlP^^BEl 

Long live sewing needles and glue guns! Come by for the monthly celebration. This time around we will have a /»I2 for, 

demonstration on tie dying. We will also start talking about a fiiture event involving pirate costumes. 

And if there's time, we will dissect a Wonder Bra. Bring a potluck food Item to share. Call 415-731-9207 for location 

and information. 

Cacophony Meeting 

This is the time to discuss our remembrance of things past, and to foretell the events of the future, while savoring 
the evocative greases of fish and chips, anointed in vinegar and salt, washed away in a genrie tide of sudsy libations. 
When: Tuesday, March 21st, 8pm 
Where: Edinburgh Castle, upstairs, 950 Geary Street, SF 



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Outer Limits Video Party 

Come to our party, that will feature 6 episodes of "Outer Limits", the weird and wacky sci-fi/horror cult video 
favorite; this is for those who have crossed the ultimate boundaries of time, space and imagination into the outer 
limits of belief Aliens, scientists and others welcome! Please bring terrestrial food and/or drink, as the cosmic rays 
are not enough sustenance for this galaxy's beings (yet.) Prize awarded for the best alien attire! Costumes are 
encouraged but not required. 
When: Saturday, March 25th, 7pm 
Location Info: call Ronn at (415)665-0219 
Your hosts: Ronn Rosen and Greg Wallace 

Bishop Joey's Fun Raiser 

The city of San Francisco has actually issued a permit to the First Church of the Last Laugh for a parade up Columbus 

Street at Noon on April 1st. Let us pass the collection plate to help cover the bureaucratic cost of a permit to stop 

traffic and trample the asphalt. Join the congregation for an irreverent evening of music, stupid services, and 

miracles by the bulk. A special audience will be held by Bishop Joey and live testimony will be given by you! 

FREE BEER communion, bring your own wafers. Sliding scale, 9 to 10 bucks. 

When: Tuesday, March 28th, 7:30 PM 

Where: Climate Theater, 252 - 9th Street near Folsom. 

Dogminicon Order Saint Stupid's Day Parade 

Bishop Joey of The First Church of the Last Laugh has been the Grand Master for this parade in honor of St. Stupid 
since its inception in 1979. In years past. Cacophony members have marched alongside other saintly fools and 
foolish saints in this yearly pageant. This year we propose the birth of a full scale Cacophony religious order to 
march together in honor of St. Stupid. To focus our new-found ecclesiastic identity, we shall be accompanied by our 
patron saint. The Most Holy Doggie Diner Doghead. Those interested in assisting in the sacerdotal oblations 
required for such a beatific heavenly visitation should call The Hon. Prelate, Deacon Melmoth of the Dogminicon 
Order at (510)653-7667. 
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Cheered by the success of February's Exquisite fJovella, the principals at Cosmodemonic Publishing are gearing up 

for their new venture, in which a small magazine (zine) will be created, assembled and xeroxed in a single evening. 

Contributors may bring anything they want to see in print, as long as it fits in the space allotted to each participant, 

including artwork that will xerox legibly. Entries may be prefabricated or assembled on site within a 2-hour limit. 

When the last doodad has been glued in place, we will descend on the local Kinko's and give the night shift an 

evening to remember while we wait for our finished product. Please RSVP early; the number of participants is 

limited to 20. 

When: Friday, April 7, 8pm 

Info: call Celeste (415)923-9722 or Lloyd Void (510)687-5369 for details. 



Car Art Caravan 

When: April 21 - 30 

Where: California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas 

It's a non-stop party of weirdness as a surreal caravan of over ten wildly decorated and strangely modified cars travels 

cross-country to participate in the annual Orange Show Art Car Parade held in Houston, Texas on April 29th. 

Info: Harrod Blank (510) 841-4128 

First Annual Cacophony Drive-in Movie Short Film Festival 

Send us your tired, your poor, clean out that attic creativity in yourself. Make a movie! Many of you already have, 
and we want to see them all (well, only the short ones, actually) for a good time showing them to each other. Rules: 
all works must be original and less than 13 minutes in length; entries must be postmarked by July 1, 1995; all entries 
must be transferred to VHS (stereo sound is OK) or l6mm; no tapes will be returned unless you enclose 13 or 
whatever it costs to priority mail it back to you; do not send your parents' home movies. All submissions will be 
viewed by our select Cacophony Festival Committee. All accepted entries will be notified by mail; enclose your 
name and address. Send submissions to: Shelby Toland, PO Box 88191 1, San Frar.cisco, CA 94188. Please include a 
$10 entry fee, check or money order payable to "Film Festival." What you get: free admission to the festival and 
prizes, plus we have a deal to send a collection of the best entries, with your permission if yours is selected, to 
programmers at major broadcast venues, including Bravo, BBC and MTV London for possible broadcast. What more 
do you want??? (We need volunteers. In exchange you'll get free festival admission and a free film entry.) 

Cacophony Comments.... 

Suicide Club Anthology Project Former members of the Suicide Club, 1977 to 1982, are invited to contribute 
interviews, stories and photos. Contact Cacophony at 665-0351... .Found Film Blowout A ridiculous line-up of 
mid-century commercials, training and industrial films including: Atomic Survival, Riot alMcatraz, Junior Prom, 
Control Your Emotions, Delinquent, Hipster and Choosing a Classroom Film. Miles of absurd material! ATA, 992 
Valencia. April 1, 8:30 PM Cost: $5... Faust plays March 22- April 4 at the Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight St. 
Cost: $5 A dark and decadent film by Czech animator, Jan Svankmajere. Powerful images in the vein of Eraser Head 
and Alien. Maxwell says "Let's catch the matinee and then go out for a beer." March 25 at 2 PM. Look for the black 
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beyond the pale of mainstream society. You may already be a member! 



Dogminicon Order at Saint Stupid's Day Parade 

Saturday, April 1 , Noon 

Bishop Joey of The First Church of the Last 
Laugh has been Grand Master for this parade in 
honor of Saint Stupid since it's inception in 1979. In 
years past, Cacophony members have marched 
alongside other saintly fools and foolish saints in this 
yearly pageant. This year we propose the birth of a 
full scale Cacophony religious order to march 
together in honor of the Saint Stupid. To focus our 
new found ecclesiastic identity, we shall be 
accompanied by our patron, The Most Holy Doggie 
Diner Doghead. Those interested in assisting in the 
sacerdotal obligations required for such beatific 
heavenly visitation should call the Hon. Prelate, 
Deacon Melmoth of the Dogminicon Order at (510) 
654-7667. The Saint Stupid's Day parade will start at 
the Transamerica Pyramid and end at Washington 
Square Park. 



THE lORD IS NOT SIACK CONCERNING HIS PHOMISE AS SOME MEN COUNT SLACKNESS 
BUT IS lONGSUffESING TO US-WAUD NOT WIllING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH BUT THAT 
ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE 



Dorothy Parker's Perpetual Perambulating Pedagogic Paperback Pow 
Wow 

Wednesday, April 12, 7 PM 

This month we're reading Howard Zinn's A Peoples' Historv of the 
United States . This unusual version of our usual history is actually a history of 
radical politics in the USA, all of it informed from the point of view of elite theory. 
Bring a copy of the book and a potluck dish to share. 

Where: The home of Harry Haller, 626 - 33rd Ave. #8, between Anza and 
Balboa Sts. nfo: (415)751-7502 



Costuming and Sewing Circle 

Sunday, April 16, 3 PM 

We are a 10-headed hydra, with a full costuming library and minds 
packed with sartorial information. Curious? Come on by the monthly meeting, 
bring a project or a question that needs answering. At the March meeting of the 
Sewing Circle, we will have a discussion of costuming for Let Them Eat Cake 
(coming up in July) and we will also work on our group guidelines. Need help 
with a project that could use costumes but can't come to the meeting? Leave a 
message on the Cacophony phone with your name, address and phone 
number and we'll send you an information sheet and a questionnaire to fill out. 
Let's work together on this! Call (415) 731-9207 for location of the meeting and 
information. 
Bring a potluck food item to share. 



The Cacophony Meeting 

Monday. April 17, 8 PM 

Where: Tommy's Joynt, Van Ness & Geary, SF, upstairs in the 

back room. 

Bring: $ for food & drink. 



The Rough Draft Mailing Party 

Thursday, April 27, 7:30 PM 

Come party at the studio home of Harry Mailer! We'll 
drink, we'll eat, we'll tell Cacophony stories and we'll even 
collate, fold, insert, seal and stamp the Rough Draft mailing. 
Maybe we'll play poker, after. 
Bring: Food and booze! 
Where: 626 - 33rd Ave. #8, between Anza & Balboa Sts. 



Club Slider 

Sunday, April 30, 4 PM 

Do you enjoy that exhilarating downward rush at 
playgrounds? The pundulamatic motion of swings? Other 
playground thrills? Join the fun as we play in SF. Come dressed 
as a kid, a religious fanatic, or a child molester. 
Bring: Fig leaves to cover the obscene park statues and candy or 
religious pamphlets to hand out. 

Meet at Huntington Park Fountain located between Grace 
Cathedral and the Fairmont Hotel. (California & Taylor) 
Look for the person with the religious magazines. 
Info: eLLSWORTH gATES (415) 550-6301 

*AII events are free and in San Francisco unless otherwise noted. 

FUTURF FVENTS IN THE PLANNING 

To Hell With The Devil (And His Slide)- Enjoy a coastal picnic 

as the earth slowly slips beneath your feet. 

Night Of The Toaster- A mysterious manifestation takes place in 

the City when scores of toasters appear in unlikely places. 

Caveman Man Campout- Spend a couple of days in the woods 

with a pseudo-primitive tribe. Wear leaves, grass and furs... fake 

or otherwise, even your sneakers must be covered. Gather fruit 

and berries. Join the hunt for stuffed animals. Drink fermented 

plants, beat on drums and dance. Cook over a fire and eat from 

wood, clay or stone bowls. No Tupperwear please. 

Call the cavepeople at (510) 215-9547 

Search For the All-Seeing Eye- A multi-level treasure hunt which 

will take place over a several week period. Seekers may 

participate remotely by mail, or directly on, above, and under the 

streets of San Francisco. 

Burning Man- September 1st thru 4th. Create a temporary 

community of 2,000 people in the middle of a Nevada desert at the 

annual Cacophony Convention. Make your own theme camp. 

Participate in a full-scale production of a Wagner opera with 

updated, heavy-metal lyrics. Order your admission ticket before 

May 31st. (415) 985-7471. 

[http://www.well.com/wwwAcircus/Burnman] 

Cacophony In Cyberspace- Anyone interested in creating a 

Cacophony space on the on the Internet World Wide Web? Call 

Richard (415)242-0560 [zpub@aol.com] 



Sounds Like Cacophony 

Polkaclde, 3-Day Stubble & Mingo 2000 will play their unusual 
brand music at Bottom of the Hill, 1233 Seventeenth Street on 
April 1st. Call (415) 621-4455 for details and admission cost. 

A Guide To Mysterious San Francisco is a newly published 
guidebook to places and structures in the City which are noted for 
their unusual character or historical significance. Included are 
past residences of the weird, eccentric, and infamous, the 
location of famous events, crimes, accidents, suicides, scandals, 
cemeteries and conspiracies. Scanning the book's index will turn 
up Arbuckle, Biafra, crematoria. Dead Kennedys, Emperor 
Norton, fortifications. Good Vibrations, hippie hill, Koresh, Leary, 
power spots, Shiva, Tenderloin, UFO's, Vonnegut, whale's penis, 
x-rated cakes, and Zippy. Some of these people, places and 
occurrences have provided the inspiration and/or location for 
many Cacophony events. The guide-book describes The Great 
San Francisco Exorcism of 1990, which was also listed as an 
event in Rough Draft #49. You can pick up a copy of AGTMSF 
($12.95) and meet the editor, Dr Weirde on April 8th, 7:30 PM at 
the Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia. (Be sure to ask about 
the Sutro Park statues which were buried mysteriously in 1944.) 



Culture Jam Session is an evening of film and video featuring 
Craig Baldwin's Sonic Outlaws, a documentary on Negativland's 
copyright infringement case, and excerpts from Emergency 
Broadcast Network, Barbie Liberation Organization, Tape-beatles, 
Situationists, and other collage bombers. ATA, 992 Valencia St, 
Saturday, April 8, 8:30 PM. Admission $5. 

10 Reasons To Riot is a live, interactive robotic performance by 
Seeman. Experience machine destruction and human insanity on 
a intimate basis at the DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street, Sunday, 
April 23rd, late evening. Admission price $7. Large mechanical 
beasts will lurch through the audience spitting fire and chaos. 
Highly recommended. You could die here. 
[http://robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/SEEMEN/] 



Cacophony Comments 

The search for... hummm... supreme truth continues. Luther 
Blissitt has announced his April 1st plan to place blocks of dry 
ice wrapped up in wet newspapers on a Bay Area Rapid Transit 
train just before it enters the Trans-Bay tube. 

Not to be outdone, Ronald Kaufman has implanted a soft 
hardware device which is wired to go off in July. 

For those with plans for poetic terrorism on a global scale, the 
Nuclear Winter issue of The Blab contains detailed instructions on 
how to construct a nuclear bomb which is small enough to fit into 
the trunk of a Japanese car. To get a copy this informative and 
humor-filled publication, send $1 cash to The Blab, 3073 Rio 
Bonita St, Indialantic, FL 32903. 

An epidemic of weeping Madonna icons is currently spreading 
through Europe. The miracle may have something to do with a 
company in Florence, Italy which has developed a tear-duct 
device that can be embedded in plaster statuary. The implants 
are made of a special powder that turns into a clear liquid after 
gradual exposure to sunlight A second variety, which contains 
red dye, will soon be available. The Vatican has not yet issued a 
statement. 

Cacophony T-Shirts emblazoned with the Satanic hand-shadow 
of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society are now available. Call 
(213) 937-2759 for info. 

The devil made me do it... Chick Publications is still trying to save 
your soul by producing those campy little religious comic books. 
Get a general sample pack by sending $5 to P.O. Box 662, Chino, 
CA 91708 or just call (909) 987-0771 and raise a little hell. 

Incredibly Strange Music Fans know how increasingly difficult it 
is to find those 33 rpm treasures. Every thrift store in the Bay Area 
has been cleaned out and Goodwill Industries has a record team 
that combs through each collection truck when it hits the dock. An 
agent of Cacophony has uncovered a rich vein of untapped vinyl 
in a South Bay Area location. The hoard of over 6,000 disks were 
found in the back room of a radio and phonograph shop after the 
owner died. The entire contents were dumped into a small thrift 
store where they are now going for one dollar each or 50 cents if 
you bargain for a quantity. They cover a wide range of pop, 
classical, comedy, country, organ, stereophonic test records, lots 
of Hawaiian and many foreign and South American. There is a 
large representation of 1950's technocolor album covers featuring 
women wearing bright red lipstick, along with multiple copies of 
Jackie Gleason and obscure rarities by Jerry Lewis, Ann 
Southern, George Gobel and others. Record labels include Tops, 
Coral, Halo and an occasional Bluebird 78. Some early Enrico 
Caruso and several Gilbert & Sullivan collections can be found in 
the sizeable selection of mint condition 10 & 12 inch 78s. Check 
out the Good Deal Thrift Shop (It's not listed in the phone book.) 
located in a rundown shopping mall on Thorton Ave near Balboa 
Way in Fremont. 

Subscribe! $12 for one year. Each month you'll receive a unique 
image envelope containing a newsletter of events and other weird 
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All evenis are free and In 9an Francisco unless otherwise noted. 

FUTURE EVENTS IN THE PLANNING: 

BURNING MAN -- September 1 st thru 4th. Create a temporary community of 2,000 people in frhe middle of a Nevada desert at the annual Cacophony Convention. 
Moke your own theme camp. Participate in a full-scale production of a Wagner opera with updated, heavy-metal lyrics. Order your discount admission ticket before 
May 31st. (415) 985-7471. [http://www.well.com/www/tcircus/Burnman] 

CACOPHONY IN CYBERSPACE : Anyone interested in creating a Cacophony space on the Internet World Wide Web? Call Richard 

(415) 242-0560 [zpub@aol.com] 

ORBUS (on this one niqht, you can dream forever!) What: Charlie Sweeny's 18th Annual Party! Where: Secret redwood forest 
location somewhere in Santa Cruz Mountains. When: Full-moon Columbus Day weekend, 7-9 October 1995. Info: Leave 
name/fox number at (415) 979-4992 - or mail nome/address/$l to: Sweeny/West, Box 1632, Burlingame, CA 94011. From the 
creator of legendary unusual events and adventures such as Merrymakers' Hobbit Parties, Bacchanal Cabal's Midsummer Night's 
Forest Fontasias, and Xpot Club/Tokyo comes ORBUS - the 18th annuel visionary festival from Charlie Sweeny - heralding a 
Renaissance in The High Age of Ancient-Future/Dream-Reality Forest Revelry! This private overnight, "Pan-Fantosion" costumed 
camping party set deep in secret, secluded Santa Cruz Mountains redwoods is limited to the first 1 50 who make their Cacophony- 
discounted S35-$75/person reservations by August 1 1th - the perfect warm-up for Halloween! Come pass through the Portal of the 
Dream-Light, seekers! Play, dance and frolic in the full-moonlit, midnight forests of ORBUS! Mystery, magic and merriment await 
you! (Drug-free event. Kicls welcome.) 

CAVEMAN CAMPOUT, 2nd weekend of June. Spend a couple of days in the woods with a pseudo-primitive tribe. Wear leaves, grass 
and turs... fake or otherwise, even your sneakers must be covered. Gather fruit and berries. Join the hunt for stuffed animals. Drink 
fermented plants, bent on drums and dance. Cook over a fire and eat from wood, clay or stone bowls. No Tupperware please. Call 
the cavepeople at (51 0) 21 5-9547 for details. 

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ISSUE #105. JUNE 1995 

The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the 
pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are the running end 




Cacophony: 

[Fr. cacuphonic < Gk kakophonia < 
kakophono^ cacophonous. 1 I 
Hanih. discordant sound: Dissonance 
2 Harsh or unhannonious use of 
language. 3. Mystical society of 
rabble centered in San Francisco in 
the lale 20th century 



Do It Yourself 
Shakespere 

Come to an fivent/party where 
we will attempt one act ol 
Shakespere's Macbeth T here 
will be a sign-up list lor 
characters or, people can reserve 
a part in advance. If we don't gel 
enough people to do a full act of 
Macbeth we will read e.xerpts 
(from said play) in a round-robin 
fashion. Party starts at 8I'M the 
theatrics at 9 (or 9:30). Please 
bring focxl and/or drink 
When: l^nday, June 2 @ 8PM 

Ix>cation/info:Ronn 665-0219. 



Societies: 

Itnder Academies will be found a 
general account of the principle bodies 
ol which that word forms part of the 
titles, usually denoting some kind of 
stale support or patronage. But that 
account excludes a number of impiirtant 
scientific. archaet>logical. and literary 
sociaies, chiefly founded and earned 
on by private collective effort Mo,st of 
the institutions hereinafter mentioned 
are still flourishing, line art socieUes 
are not included. 

In their modem form learned and 
literary societies have their ongin in 
the Italian academies of the 
Renaissance: pnvate scientiHc soaeties 
arose chiefly dunng the 1 9th century, 
being due to the necessity of increased 
organization of knowledge and the 
desire among scholars for a common 
grt)und to meet compare results, and 
collect facts for future generalization. 
These bodies rapidly tend to increa.se 
in number and to become more and 
more specialized, and it has been 



TV WEDDING 

You an cordialtv invited to 

attend the wedding ceremony oj 

Richard List 

and 

Telly, his 13 inch color T.V. 

on 

Saturday. June third. 

Nineteen ninety-five 
at two o'clock in the aflemoon 

The Good Guys-TV. Calhedral 
2561 Shaltuck Ave 
Berkeley. Cali/orma 

a reception in celebration 

immediately following the 

ceremony 



of a static line, the Cavaliers of Anarchism, 
transients of pure ezistance in a material void, 
and the sheepdogs of an undomesticated herd. 
u already is a memer if u-r readin dis 



Bootleger's 
Banquet 

Put on your best prohibition 
attire, and join me to imbibe at 
an establishment with a past A 
former speakeasy and haunted 
bordello with secret abandoned 
rixinis Ohe bay area restaurant 
is now putting on respectable 
airs) We'll wine, dine and 
carouse. I have some prohibition 
stones to share and have invited 
a 95 year old son of a bootlegger 
(who will dine with us God and 
health willing). 

When Fnday.luly9th,6.^0PM 
Bring About $ 15 for focxl and 
dnnk (more if bathtub gin is 
really appealing) A llashlight (if 
the restaurant is not too busy we 
can probably get a short tour of 
those secret rcxims) Twenties 
attire to create your best 
bootlegger, G man or flapper 
persona will add e.xtra spice to 
the night 

C^l: for further info and to let 
the restauriint know 
appro .\i mate numfier attending 
Amy Amber (415) 82+7894 



SOCimRScoil 

necessary to systematize and co- 
ordinate their scattered work, many 
efforts have tjcen made from time to 
time to tabulate and analyze the 
literature published in their 
proceedings, as for instance, in the 
RepcrtoriKm of Reuss (1801-1821) 
and the Catalogue (>f Scientific Fapers 
o/the Royal SocicHy (1867-1902) for 
physics and natural science, with its 
subject indexes and the indexes of 
Walther ( I *i5) and Koner ( 1 852- 1 856) 
fiM' Cierman histoncal sixMclies. A mare 
recent example may l)e found in G L 
Gomme's Indejc of Archaeological 
Papers i\9(rP\ A further development 
of the work done by .societies was made 
in 1822. when chiefly owing to 
Humbolt. the Gesellschaft deuLscher 
Naturforscher und Arzte first met at 
Leipzig This inauguration of the 
system of national congresses was 
followed in 1831 by the British 
Association for the Advancement of 
Science . which served as the model for 
similar societies in France, America, 
Italy. Australia and South Afnca. The 
merit of introducing the idea of 
migratory congresses into France is 
due to the di.stinguished archaeologist. 
M. Arcisse de Caumont (1802- 1 873), 
who established the Association 
Normandie. which from 1845 held a 

(S.. SOCIETIES Bull P>ct Col I) 



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EASTSIDERS USURP 
CACOPHONY MEETING 



REUTERS 

The San I'rancisco Cacophony 
Society, a randomly gathered 
network of free spirits united in 
the pursuit of experiences 
beyond the pale of main stream 
.society went through a major 
upheaval t(xlay Witnesses 
refxirt atmospheric changes, 
Colorado River Toads falling 
from the sky. earthquakes, fires 
and flcxKJs somewhere While 
reports are sporadic at this time 
it appears that these events are 
simultaneously cx;cun"ing while 
more and more people are 
exodusing from The City, 
choosing instead to move to the 
open spaces and cheaper living 
of the liast Bay 

ScienUsts at Ll.C Berkeley's 
Livermore lab were quick to 



dispell the theory this would 
provide and anchor in sheer 
mass weight which would allow 
the Alameda/(x)ntra (^osta area 
to survive the quake we all 
know will send San l-'rancisco 
plunging into the sea "No.f 
don't think so" said Prcjfessor 
Noseit "but if you give me a 
grant we'll run some 
expenmenLs and let you know in 
a couple of decades" 
When: Monday. June 19th 8PM 
Where: Spenger's Fish Grotto 
University At 1-80, Berkeley, 
where else, and meet in the bar, 
come early to dine (7PM) 
Bring $ for dnnks and fixxi and 
an mqusitive nature about the 
past and the future 



Elevator Insurance 

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Acodetil & Liabihty Dept. 

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J. R. Molony, Manager 

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Phon* 8,jtMr b477 

Costuming and 
Sewing Circle 

C^ome lo the monthly meeting of 
the group and help untangle the 
threads of costuming life 
Novices as well as experts are 
welcome Bring a project or a 
question (not to menUon a 
potluck food item) to share 
When: Sunday .lune 18th. 3PM 
Call: (415)731-9207 for locaUon 
and info 



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San Francisco Cacophony (4 1 5) 665-035 1 



Sliders Club 
Meeting 

Do you enjoy Ihe exhilarating 
downward rush at playgrounds? 
The pundulamatic motion of 
swings? Other playground 
thrills? Let's get together lor the 
final slide- 
Meet: Thursday June 8, 630PM 
449 Castro St , near Market 
Bring: Food and waxed paper 
Cost: $2 for cab fare 
Info el.LS WORTH gATES 

(415)550-6301 

SOC'limi> cont. 

reunion in one or other of the towns of 
the pmvince for the discussion of 
matters relating to history, aithacologj' 
science and agncullure, with l<K;al 
exhibitions. Fn)ni the same initiation 
came the Congres Arduu^ologu/ue de 
Frame (18'4) which was organized 
by the Societe Francaixe pour la 
Conservation des Monuments 
lhsu>rufues. the Congres Scientifique. 
which held its fiRl mecUng at Caen in 
^H^^ (directed by the Institut des 
Provinces), and the Congres des 
Societes Savantes des Departments. 
which for many years after 185() held 
its annual sittings at Paris The idea 
received the sanction of the Jrench 
government in 18<)1. when a Congres 
des Socieies Savantes In Italy Charles 
liimaparte. pnce ofCanino. started an 
associauon with like objects which 
held lis first meeting at Pisa in 1839 
Russia hits had an itinerant gathcnng of 
naturalists since I8(i7 International 
meetings are a natural growth from 
national congresses 1 wo remarkable 
examples of these cosmopolitan 
societie.s are the Congres de /aire de 
Imbecile avec mis amis and Congres 
de .Suicide 



Dorothy Parker's Perpetual 

Perambulating Pedagogic 

Paperback Pow Wow 



Future Events In Plannin g 



This month we're reading the 
Cinderella story from Hell: In 
I'raise Of Ihe Stepmother by 
MLU"ia Vargas-l.losii which is 
what happens when fairyland 
meets Kralft-Rbing. 
(yuinceboltom says there's a 



great flossing scene ) 

When:Wednesday June 21, 7PM 

Where: 459 Fillmore/Oak Street 

firing: a copy of the b(X)k and a 

[Killuck dish 

Your Host Harry Haller 

(415)751-7502 



Caveman Campout 



Activities Iiremaking (a prize 

rewarded). masttKlon hunt, mass 

grtwming expenences Learn 

advanced knucklc-running. 

reenactment of the hunt, and 

other fire-side storytelling. 

Banging on big drums. 

Dominance displays, stick 

brandishing, chest beating I^nd 

your most craven inner voice 

through a series of liberating 

grunts and savage screams 

1 Live a whole weekend of bad 

hair day si 

What you will need 

A A sense of humor 

B A cave-person outfit (you 

know what a cave person looks 

like nght?) 

C- rvimitive musical 

instruments, ie: drums, sticks, 

etc are welcome and 

encc^uraged . 

D: lYimitive accessories 

(optional): sf)ears, clubs, eating 

utensils 

E: A willingness to improvise. 



F: Food and water for 3 days. 
G: Camping gear (Modem or 
pnmitive) 
C^iimp Layout 

Ther will be two camp options: 
A: You may camp in tents, cars, 
etc. in an area removed from the 
center of camp 
B You may camp in 
appropnately primitive style in 
the center of camp. 
Where 1 (K)-(- acreas of rolling, 
grassy hills with scatterings of 
rocks and trees I'rivately 
owned property, three and a half 
hours from San Francisco 
Main Objective: To play and 
have silly fun! 
WARNING: VISITING 
ANTHROPOLOGISTS ARE 
NOT WELCOME. 
Caveman costumes may be 
made of leather. Vinyl, real or 
fake furor animal prints! It just 
needs to look primitive. 
For Info Call (510)215-9547 



f)e3tth3 



Barbies For A 
Better World 

Cacophony Comments 

Barbies For A Better World, a 
12-foot high Statue of fjberty 
made out of Barbie dolls is 
another project by Nicolino, call 
(510) 137-3939 if you have 
Barbies to donate or would like 
info aboulh the Bras Across The 
Grand Canyon project. 



Cancer Found 

In Pesty 

Accordions 

Got your attention? Take Notes: 
June is National Accordion 
Awareness Month, C^cer in Ihe 
Sun Month, and National Pest 
Control Month To Top all of 
this off, June 29, 1776 marks the 
founding ol San Francisco. Lets 
Party!!!!! 




For the 
House of 
Quality 



as well as any other building in which closet 8i?at 
pprmRnency", elegance and strict sanitation are 
required 

•gfe Neven-Split Seat 

is the seat tu specify. It is the ONLY seat with 
Steel bolted joirits- the ONLY seat thai ia GUAR- 
ANTEED FOR FIVE YEARS NOT TO SPLIT, 
WARP NOR OPEN AT THE JOINTS. A* 

l.ixtad ir Sweet's. J^ Send Curd fnt Qui- l^tebt C«i«lon 
E. HKYMANS, Western Kepremnia-ivr, MonatliirxU BIlIk. 



The Larry Walters Memorial 
Lawnchair Flying School 

will conduct a how-to class on 
Sunday. July 2. 

Mud people 

will return for their annual ritual 
on July 28th 



The Mad Hatter's Tea Party 

will be served up sometime this 
summer 

Kill Your T.V. 

will launch a new round of 

destruction sometime before the 

end of the year stay tuned 



Night Of The Exquisite 
Costume Seeks Home 



The night of the Exquisite 
Costume is looking for a place 
to sprout In this latest version of 
the ongoing .surrealistic game, 
participants will come with 
various sorts of costuming 
materials, such as fabric, 
.separate garment pieces (like 
sleeves or pant legs, buttons, 
trims, feathers, etc., along with 
pins, hot glue guns, sewing 
machines or other methods of 
attachment Essentially, any 
clothing and any methods of 
putting them toghter. All 
materials will be deposited in 
the middle of the room and we 



Shop Til You 
Drop 

A Ihnft shop orgy from 
Conspicous Consumption 
Productions Roam through 
various thrift emponums 
creating a costume as you go 
Later adjourn to a nearby 
watering hole for a fashion show 
and cntique. Sasha Angst 41.S 
885-3117 



Aznza Palooza 

DATELINE L.A. 

The Azuza Palooza is a LA. 
Cacophony bash held at a semi- 
derlict drive-in theater located 
on a desert stretch of Southern 
California's Route 66. This 
celebration of mid-century 
leisure culture will feature Joey 
Cheesey (scans roller blades), 
legendaiy organ guru Klora 
Panduil, the mystenous 
Phantom Surfers and Azuza's 
own Senior Merrymakers. 
Satruday, June 17th, 
(310)358-70.^0 






will then have one hour to 
assemble our co.stumes. At the 
end of this time, our staff 
photographer will permanently 
chronicle our creations Does 
the sound of this event excite 
you enough to offer your home, 
studio or warehouse for this 
altemoon or evening? We will 
need a space large enough to 
accomodate about 20 pt;ople. 
and with enough electrical 
outlets to accept several sewing 
machines and hot glue guns 
Suggestions? Call (415) 665- 
0351 and leave a message for 
I5r. Edwina Pythagoras 



Midnite Golf 
Returns 

The Continuing RiA-non- 
sfKjnsored tour moves on to yet 
another venue Daring the 
powers of detection and 
enforcement in another game of 
hide and seek, a second aiurse 
will be played on July's full 
moon (the 12th) Grab your 
clubs and follow along... 



Rough Draft 
Mailing Party 

I>et's get together and collate, 
fold, insert, seal and stamp the 
Rough Draft mailing. 
When: Thur, June22, 7:30PM 
Bnng: snacks and dnnks 
Where: call-(415) 665-0351 for 
location. 



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We are the dipthongs and glottal stops of 
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feet of a dancing iamb, the onomatopoeia 
of noise. Wastrel heirs to a squandered 
fortune, we burn our bridges before us and 
light our cigars with fists full of play money. 
We are singing telegrams from the collective 
subconscious, the carney barkers and 
sideshow freaks in the Circus of the Surreal, 
the inmate masters of our own limitless 
asylum. We are the Free Klown Militia, the 
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Upcoming EJuents 



1-Ipcoming Ez'ents 



LIpcoming Extents 



I WANT EVERY READER 

x^.of this Paper fo have AN 

EVENING ON 
, THE FARSIDE 



A potluck for garlic lovers will be 
followed by: a nonsense debate, a pig 
snorting contest, readings of absurd 
'love poetry and more . 
WHEN: Sunday, July 9, 6:30 on COST: $3.00 
RSVP for East Bay location: (510) 4190420 
(Ask about the many other events happening this month.) 

Q CHECK HERE for Free If oney-Makinff Outfit. 



LAVISH fNEW FUN 



FREE! 

RACE OF 
DOOM 



Among its many tourist draws, San Francisco is 
the destination of choice for aesthetically minded' 
depressives and highbrow suicide artistes who insist 
on flinging themselves from the World's Most Beautiful 
Bridge. After the 997th jumper, the Highway Patrol 
announced it would no longer assign numbers to 
Golden Gate Bridge suicides, hoping to prevent "people 
lining up to be number 1000." Fat chance. Join us 
for a perfectly legal 2-K fun run across the span, all 
sporting the number 1000 on our jogging togs. Wear 
clothes; we'll supply the competition-style number 
we will retire to a nearby watering hole to rip up our 



GIANT 

SHAGGY 



K L I N G O N S 



your best running 

placards. After the "race 

suicide notes and renegotiate our leases on life. 

WHEN: Sunday, July 9, 5:00 PM sharp. 

MEET: at the Marin side parking lot at the north end of the bridge. 

WEAR: Running attire (expect high winds on the span). 

Pre-race counseling: (415) 781-0500. 



f&fe»i<<'^#>! 



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KUNGON BANQUET 

Stardate: Thursday, 7.13.95 
Entrance Fee: Klingon Style Food Dish (for 4) 
|Parameters:| Upon demand of hostess, be 
prepared to demonstrate proper consumption 
technique of your food contribution. (Yes, you 
must swallow so it better be edible!) 
NO COSTUME REQUIRED 
Napkins! Napkins? We don't need no stinking 
napkins - isn't that what sleeves are for? 
Contact: The Klingon High Council or 

Tex Pulp at 510.839.7857 

Guest Editrix: Paizley Hayes 

paizley@aol.com 
Organ notes: Hamilton Beach 



HORTICULTU RAL BO OK-CATALOG 



SHOP TILL YOU DROP (PART DUH) 



Think the world will end in an orgy of shopping? Overcome by a bout of 
post-me-decade, fine-de-siecle' malaise? Join the angst twins for a 
shopping spree on 16th Street in the Mission, San Francisco's answer to 
Rodeo Drive. Roam through various thrift emporiums creating a costume 
as you go. Reconvene at a nearby watering hole for libations (pear cider!) 
and a fashion critique. 

DATE: Saturday, July 1 5 

TIME/PLACE: Join us between 12 & 1 PM at the New Dawn Cafe, 

3174 16th Street. Begins promptly at 1 PM. 

BRUNG: Money for Food, Drink and Haute Couture. 

CONTACT: Miss Spent-Rocket 415/885-31 17 

or Miss Representation 415/566-61 13 

WEAR CLOTHES THAT YOU CAIN CHANGE OUT OF EASILYI 



ISSUE #106, JULY 1995 



(415) 665-0351 




20 

MILLION 

A YEAR I 



BURNING MAN 
FASHION SHOW AT 
SOMAR GALLERY 

»• The annual Burning Man Fashion Show 

is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend in 
the Black Rock Desert, but this year there is going to be a preview 
at SOMAR Gallery on August 4, 5, 1 1 & 12. Along with all the 
other performers, the Fashion show will be an important part of the 
festivities. There is not expected to be a lot of help needed 
with organization, but we are searching for people who are 
willing to model something. The garments can be anything related 
to the desert, although how they relate is open to interpretation. 
Models will also be expected to write the monologue (which will be 
read by the M.C.) as they saunter down the runway. Modeling 
times will not exceed 1-1/2 minutes. 
Planning meeting: Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 PM. 
Where: Call (415) 985-7154 for information and location. 
Bring: Snacks and drinks to share, questions, enthusiasm. 




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Burning Man Video Festival 
WHEN: July 22 and 29. 7:30 PM 
WHERE: Artist's Television Access, 992 Valencia 
Miles of Playa footage, desert artifacts from the 
Danger Ranger collection and neon by J. Law. 
COST: $5 admission 

Ttie First Annual Cacophony Drive-ln Movie Short Film 
Video Festival will be field Aug. 19 at Marin & Illinois in 
S.F. (kill your TV site] So get your entries in Quick! Entry 
Deadline is Aug. 1. Mail 13 min. or less VHS tapes 
along with $10 Check or M.O. to: 
SHELBY TOLAND, PO BOX 88199 S.F. CA 94188!!! 




The Cacophony Meeting 
WHEN: Monday, July 24, 7:30 PM 

WHERE: Tommy's Joynt (upstairs in the back) Van Ness at Geary 

Conspire with fellow rapscallions of sxiety and review recent adventures. 
BRING: $ for food and drink. 





Free EVENT 

DOROTHY PARKER'S 
PERPETUAL PERAMBULATING 
PEDAGOGIC PAPERBACK 
^___^^^^ POW WOW 

This months book is Gloria Nayior's Momma Day - a story 
about a life among African-Americans in the Carolina Sea Islands. 
WHEN: Wednesday, July 19, 7:00 P.M. 
LOCATION: 459 Filmore 

BRING: A copy of the book and a potluck main dish. 
For more information call Harry Holler at(415) 751-7502 



FUTURE EVENTS 



THE FINAL SLIDE 

. . ' Although the planning session in June was 
1 fxjoriy attended, I will go ahead with o "Final 
Slide" in AUGUST. If you have any ideas for locations to go to or 
things to do before sliding into oblivion, call Ellsworth at 41 5/ 
550-630 1 . (Also: I know a good Lawyer if you haven't written your will.) 

NIGHT OF THE EXQUISITE COSTUME 

In this latest version of the ongoing surrealistic game, participants 
will come with various sorts of costuming materials and methods of 
putting them together All materials will be deposited in the middle 
of the room and we will have one hour to assemble our costumes. 
Results captured for posterity by our staff photographer This event 
will probably take place in SEPTEMBER, so start collecting sharable 
materials now. Location and glue guns needed. Suggestions? Leave 
a message for Dr. Edwina Pythagoras at 41 5/665-0351 . 

MAD TEA PARTY In a nearby location, yet worlds 
removed from normal reality, there will be a day when it is always 
teatime. You will find there a long table with too many place settings 
where fashion ensembles and conversational patterns rarely make 
sense, or even nonsense. Resistance is useless - the insidious 
dynamic of the Mad Tea Party will not be denied. Here's the rub: 
all of this remains, but a plan and assistance in its execution will be 
sorely needed. Ideas, contributions, energy and aid ( there is a 
specific need for a source of lawn flamingos and a way to make 
edible tea cups) are all welcome. Call Joshu at 51 0/763-91 53. 



SOUNDS LIKE 
CACOPHONY 



LET THEM EAT CAKE 

Bastille Day is upon us once again, which 
means that Let Them Eat Cake will dress up as 1 8th century French 
aristocrats and give cake to the homeless in front of City Hall. 
WHEN: Friday, July 14th 
YOUR HOST: Pierre, Le Marquis du Gateau 
Call for information: 41 5/731-9207 

PICNICKING WITH MRS. PARKER 

July 16 the Greater Bay Area Costumer's Guild will be having a 
picnic on the theme of Mrs. Parker and the Voracious Picnic at Lakel 
Merrit in Oakland. Bring a picnic and dress appropriate to the 
1 920's through 1 930's. 

FLAMINGO BINGO, a project to support Bras Across the 
Grand Canyon, is not your ordinary experience of BINGO. It 
happens Sunday and Wednesday evenings in Pt. Richmond. Call 
510/237-3939 if you want to be a guest caller, a volunteer or 
play the game. Wearing silly clothes is encouraged! 




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financial district or San Francisco. 
WHEN: rridat), Julij 18, II AM 
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Dorothy Papker'J Perpetnal 

PePambfllatlnQ Pedagogio 

Papepbaok Pom DDo™ 

When: WedneSday, RQgnSt IB, 7 Pm 

Where: 88 EHert BlPeet, near 

Balboa, SP 

IhiS month uJePe PeadinQ RJddlJey 

tPaikeP by RuSSell Hoban, a PtePate 

Sci-fi Uopy Set in England afteP Some 

Unnamed apocalypSe. Note: IhiS book iS 

out of ppint. If you can't locate a uSed 

copy, call fop a XePOx. Bping: f potluck 

main diSh and a copy of the book. 

Youp HoSt: Happy HalleP, 4I5/75I-75O2 







lake a Walk on the Par side 

When: Saturday. RuguSt 18, 7:30 pm 
WhePe: BePkeley 

This erent "'•II «nclnde: 1) R Gaplic LorePS of 
RmePica CId^ Potluck dinneP, appPeciatopS of 
the potDeP and beauty of gappc, 8) 
EmpotDePment SeminapS foP PodentS and 
otheP Small mammalS, 3) R pig SnOPt'ng 
C0nteSt--all the beSt local oinkePS, 
gPUntePS, SnuffePS aPe incited to compete 
fop the Divine S^ine a^apdS (judged by 
thoSe Peluotant to SnOPt), 4) RbSuPd lore 
poetPy PeadingS— bping youpS and bring youP 
fa^opite fap out and coPny SongS/tapeS. This 
erent »S SponSoPed by the Romantic 
Fantastical FiePy & UttePly CoPny Folk 
CPeat'^'ity Jammin' Clut* & Co«i"^ttnity 
Consignment GallePy. 
CoSt:$3-«vnS'CianSfPee 
Call Diana at 5I0/48O-I304 fop location and 
details. 





The Final 8|lde 

When: Fpiday, RuguSt 18, 8:30 Pm 

WhePe: SF 

The SlidePS Ciu^ •"ill Slide to oblivion". ThiS luifl be a 

big Slide. Weap dapk, luarm clothing and StuPdy 

hiking ShoeS. Bping: 11 capdboapd to Spde On, 

hoiuereP, tuaxed papeP iS betteP, 8) an eaSy to cappy 

picnic Snack and 3) ID. We'll meet in the papking lot 

at end of CopuJin StPeet and cappool to the Site. 

lake slSt 3t to Douglass and DougfaSS to CoP"'in. ihe 

35-EuPeka buS Stops the cloSeSt. DougfaSS fpom 80th to 

Copiuin iS StaipS. PleaSe do not tPy to dpire UP that 

may. 

Info: ElSiuoPthGateS 413/550-6301 



Ihe PipSt F^nnaal [anophony Drlre-In Morle Short 
Pljm video PeUiral 
When: Saturday, RuguSt l9, 9:00 Pm 
WhePe: IllinOiS & Mapin St. neap 3pd, SF 
Celebpity Mapty Mapkey «Dill ai^apd ppizeS in Six 
diffePent categories, ipiria quiz beginS at 9 followed by 
80 minuteS of tPailePS. ihen an houP and half of ShoPt 
rideoS Submitted by ^apiouS aptiStS. RdmiSSion iS $5 foP 
motop FehicIeS, $3 fop pedeStPianS. Rpt capS diSpfaying a 
"coupon" aPe admitted fpee... So decopate youP car, bping 
your Rough Draft envelope, and pick uP lotS of pedS on youP 
may in. 




Bd^nrt)! to Nonihere 

When: Sunday, HuguU 20, 12 Noon 

Where: Rendezvous at C^fe Soma, IBOl Houjapd St., SP. V9e can 

cappool and oompare ideaS before entering Suburti'3- 

lucked among the north peninSula iS a houS»ng de»'eIopment that 

ne^'er maS— a ghoSt of a Suburb. ^11 PoadS, StPeet I»ghtS and SignS ape 

intact, but not a houSe. Join me aS uje CPeate OuP OUJn »'ePSiOn of 

Suburban Pfe (Sick, f^iSted op depPeSSing aS it might be). In the 

Spipit of the exquisite novella, I mould like to CPeate a photo 

nOreila in an aftePnOOn of picnicking and impporiSatiOn. each 

pePSon "Jifl come a"»ay uiith an ontPageouS little booklet by the 

end of the day. Bping: l)Money fop fifm, ppoceSSing and XePOxing, 2) 

CoStumeS and Small propS foP youP SubQpban pepSona. Call me if yoo 

have ideas to Set the Scene, 3) ^ piCnic potluck to ShaPe. 

[all Amy flmbep if you hare queStiOnS at 413/824-7894 



iho Caoophony Meeting i 

When: Monday, RugnSt 2lSt, 8 PM I 

WhePe: lommy'S Joynt, van NeSS & Geapy, SP, 
UpStaipS in the back POOm. 
Bping: $ fop food & dpink. 





E'eSert PaShlon Bhom at Bnrning Man 
Coming to BuPning Man On Labop Day? Want to help "Jith 
the PaShion Shoiu in the deSePt? LeaFe youP name & 
phone* at (4l5) g85-7l34 




S0UND8 LIKE CnCOPHBNY 

Btark Raring Brad combines POCk/punk muSic, 
ipPerePent humop and zany GoStuwieS. IhiS puPSu't of 
SiJIineSS continueS at theip local miptia PeCPu'ting 
rally fop the l7th Rerolutionapy Bpigade. Weap youP 
beSt cammo and bping yOflP hapduiape. 
When: WedneSday, HugflSt 2nd, (a 2100 houpS 
WhePe: Bottom of the Hill, lagg - l7th St. SP 
RdmiSSion: $5 

[all I4l5) 281-9933 foP a miptant meSSage. 
Stockpile! Stockpile! Stockpile! 



TV Nation iS anti-teleFiSion at itS 
beSt. Channel2,eKePyPPiday, 8 PM 
nnleSS ppe-empted by Spectator 
SpoptS. Wed, RuguSt IB iBill be 
obSePred aS iv Nation Day. 
Weird TV iS like Miv mithout the 
muSic rideoS. RlSo, it featureS Peally 
u»eipd ep-entS, people, and placeS. 
Channel 36, e^epy Saturday night 
(1:00 Rm Sunday). The Rug- Iflth ShouJ 
i»ill cappy highlights of the Saint 
StuP'd Day Papade, the Holy Doghead 
and quick flaSheS of BuPning Man. 
Kill Yonr TV deStPoyed gOO xv 
Sets On OctobeP 22nd, 1994 at the 
exact Site "JhePe thiS mOnthS pideo 
festival luiil be held. 






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RuguSt 2End. 

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TKe Official Organ Of I'h.e San Francisco Cacophony Society 

ISSUE #108 Ul^) 666-0^61 September 199^ 

TKe Cacophony Society is a randomJy gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of 

experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. And this montK, most of the free spirits are 

gathered out in tKe desert. WitK bareJy anyone Jeft benind to publish the newsletter, tKe truncated 

September JRougK Draft is becoming a yearly rituaj. And by the way... You may already he a member! 



Dorothy Parifer's Perpetual Perambulating 
Pedagogic PaperbacJc Pow Wow 

When: Wednesday, September 20, 7 PM 

Wl-iere; 626 - 55rd Ave. ^8 (between Anza S, BaJboa) 

This month we're reading Auto-Da-Fe hy Elias 
Canetti. This is a booi: Jover's story about an 
inteJiectuaJ who faJJs in lo^/e with his personal 
library, isolates himself with it, and eventually 
goes insane. Sound famiJiar? Bring; Potluci: 
main dish, a copy of the hook and psychotropic 
medications. 

/our Host; Harry Haller, 425/7SI-7S02 



5th Annual AutumnaJ Equinox 
Extravaganza 

When; Sunday, September 24, 2 PM 

Where: Meet at Jerry's, corner of Haight fi, Ashbury 

Sts. (Is this intersection safe yet?J 

Once again, Peter Copperseed wiJi lead the Penny 
Parade down Haight Street. We wiJJ scatter 
copious copper coinage, bring good Juci:: to the 
denizens of the Haight- Ashbury and thereby bring 
good Jc;arma to ourselves. Save enough pennies to 
ride the carouseJ and to get a snaci;: at the Lucic^y 
Penny (Geary /Mas onicj afterwards. Anyone with 
lots-o-cents to donate to this worthy cause, pJease 
caiJ Peter at 4l5/75l-?207. 




TKe Cacophony Meeting 

When; Monday, 18tK, 8 PM 

Wliere: Tommy's Joynt, Van Ness fi^ Geary, SF, 

upstairs in the bacic room. 

Bring; $ for food S, drink 

DeadJine for the October newsJetter is September 
21st. 



Orbus Fantasy 
j When; CoJumbus Day WeeJ^end, October 7-? 
I Where; SJ^ Meadow Cainp at Big Basin State Park 

Pass through the portaJ of dreamJjght at this very 
eJaborate, fantasy camping party. This event 
combines adventure, music, costuming and roJe 
pjaying in a secJuded moonJit forest. It s a 
combination of HaJJoween, Cacophony and what 
the Renaissance Fair used to be. 
Advance reservations; ^ 15 per person. Mai J to 
Sweeney, P.O. Box 1632, BurJingame, CA 94011. 
($20 after October 1st.) 



SOUNDS UKE CACOPHONY 

No waiJ Jici:ing aJJowed at the BJotter Acid Art 
SKow at Artroc]cGaJJery, 11 55 Mission St., SF 
until October 10. Info: 4l5-2^5-73PO 

HaJJoween Costumes? We want to Jet you Jcnow 
that the entire stoci: of the now deceased Bob 
MandeJJ's Costume Shop is being auctioned off 
sometime in September or October by Rabin 
Brothers Auctioneers at 660 - 3rd St. We were 
hoping to have the exact date and information for 
you by the time Rough Draft went to press, but at 
present, we're stiJJ in the dark. Call them at 
415/545-P500 for more mfo. 

Rough Draft first went to press in SEPTEA4BER 
1986. Happy Pth Birthday] 

Subscribe! $ 12 for one year. 

Each monthly newsJetter comes in a personalized 

image envelope. 

Rough Draft 

P.O. Box 426392 

San Francisco, CA 94142 

Editor; CarJotta BJodgett 




Issue N0.109 

October 1995 



BUAWl 

The Official Organ of the 
§an Francisco Cacophony 
Society - (415) 665-0351 

The Cacophony Society is o randomly gathered network of free spirits united 
in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. We 
are intimate with the fog, able on certain nights to appear and disappear 
at will, Masters of disguise, we take whatever forms please us and walk 
unchallenged down any street. We are the keepers of the keys to that 
Other City, the dream city that exists between the folds and crevasses of 
t.^e waking »«'orld Vou mny nlrpody live among us nnd nnt know it . . . 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 4, 7:30 PM 
FIR§T ANNUAL WEB BAKE 

At Richard's, 456 Elizabeth St. (near 24th & Noe) 
Bring images, writing, ideas and whatever else seems 
interesting for cooking Web pages (Internet variety 
cacophony flavored) No experience necessary For 
details call (415) 242-0560 or send e-mail to 
zpub@aol.com. Those wnth Web access may want to 
check out http://wvvvv'.zpub.com/caco. Burning Man 
stuff welcome. 

Saturday, OCTOBER 7, 1 PM 

DIJRIAN APPRECIACTION (Daring Dfnfng, part 2) 

Come, imbibe in durian, the king of fruits, said to 

taste like custard and smell like sewage or rotting 

flesh. We will sample fresh-frozen durian, durian 

products such as candy cookies and possibly even 

ice cream. We will share durian lore and shop for 

durian in Oakland's Chinatown. Inhale deeply Wash 

it all down VA^th beer afterwards, if you dare, but be 

careful you don't get "heaty stomach!" 

Meet at Broadway &- 12th St. (Southeast corner) 

Oakland - close to BART 

Your Guide; Jiminy Duriante, (510) 848-6126 

Saturday, OCTOBER 14, 6 PM 

NIGHT OF THE EXQUISITE COSTUME 
In this latest version of the on-going surrealistic 
game, participants will come with various sorts of 
costuming materials and methods of putting them 
together All materials will be deposited in the 
middle of the room and we will have 90 minutes to 
assemble our costumes. Results captured for poster- 
ity by our staff photographer Bring costuming 
materials, sewing machines, extension cords, glue 
guns and sticks, safety pins and anything else appro- 
priate. Also bring food £> drink to share. 
For information and location call (41 5) 665-0551 . 




Sunday, OCTOBER IS, 6 PM Potluck, 9 PM Movfe 
LOtiS BRLNLEL VIDEO SCREENING AND THEATRE 

Celebrate the weird and wonderful cinematic spirit 
of Louis Bruhuel! From his first film Un Chien 
Andalov to the more recent Bell de lour Bruhuel has 
shocked and puzzled audiences wath his extraordi- 
nary vision and techniques. Film critic Penelope 
Huston writes that a Bruhuel film "is like a ravA' spirit 
poured straight on an open wound, a stinging cau- 
terizing therapy of shock." The feature presentation 
(9 PM) will be Simon of the Desert , after which we 
will do a short audience participation screenplay 
excerpt. L'AGE D'ORE may also be shown, time 
permitting. Bring potluck food &- drink to share. 
1442 Judah, host - Ronn Rosen, (415) 665-02 19 (This 
is a non-smoking event and we will be keeping lights and 
voice levels down during the movie, please ) 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 18, 7 PM 

DOROTHY PARKER'S PERPETUAL PERAMBULATING 

PEDAGOGIC PAPERBACK POWWOW 

This month we are reading Bless Me Ultima by 
Rudolfo Anaya, the story of a young Chicano bov 
growing up in the Southwest and searching for his 
personal identity in a matrix of Catholicism and 
Spanish-American mysticism. 
626 - 55rd A\-e, #8 (between Anza & Balboa) 
Bring a potluck main dish and a copy of the book 
Your host - Harry Haller, (415) 751-7502 

Friday, OCTOBER 20, 8:30 PM 
LYCANTHROPE OPEN - MOONUGHT GOLF 

Enjoy a round of golf without the petty annoyances 
of starting times, green fees or course marshals. 
Experience the links at their ethereal finest - under 
the light of a full moon! Bring a regulation-weight 
night ball (the kind with the disposable glow stick 
insert - available at most golf and sporting goods 



THE CACOPHONY 



WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2 5 AT TOMMY'S JOYNT VAN NESS & GEARY S^ 
UPSTAIRS IN THE BACK ROOM. BRING $ FOR FOOD AND DRINKS ^^} 
DEADLINE FOR NOVEN1BER NEWSLETTER IS OCTOBER 2_^TH ^V) 



stores) or call before 10/18 to get in on the group 
order Wear your loudest plaids (remember: plaid 
always goes with plaid) and bring a bag of clubs if 
you've got 'em. Special prize for the biggest tam-o- 
shanter! Mashie-niblicks and night vision gear 
optional. Hip flasks strongly encouraged. No war- 
rants please. Event limited to 1 2 people (two four- 
somes plus two caddies/spotters per foursome). 
Location-to-be-determined. 
RSW: Hamilton Beach, CGA - (510) 685-5385 

Monday, OCTOBER 23, 7:30 PM 

INVOKING THE DRAGON: K4CKY, TACKY, PSIJEDO- 

KARATE NON-CONTACT SPARRING 

Bring out the real YU. We plan to really get into the 
drama of this. NERP"" Samurai swords, goofy harm- 
less dart guns, other silly paraphernalia and 
smashingly ridiculous attire encouraged. Bring 
additional warm clothing and potluck snacks. Spon- 
sored by The Romantic Fantastical Fiery fr Utterly 
Corny Folk Creativity Jammin' Club, $1 donation 
requested. Call Diana, (510) 420-1304, for details & 
location. 

Saturday OCTOBER 28, 11:30 AM 

MEMORIAL TO THE ETERNAL RESIDENTS OF THE 

RICHMOND DISTRICT 

Let's hold a memorial procession for the corpses 
that were not removed from San Francisco's former 
graveyard in the Richmond. We will also visit the 
Columbarium, the only place left within the City 
where one can legally become a permanent resident 
- after cremation, that is. Wear Black Mourning or 
Spiritual costumes and meet at theTudlight Cafe £> 
Deli, 2600 McAlister (at Stanyan). Bring $5.50 for 
incidentals and flowers or other offerings for the 
"DearK- Departed " Call (41 5) 550-6501 or 824-7894 
for info. 



FUTUKIE 




CHEAP SUIT SANTAS - Saturday, December 23rd. 

Once again a gang ofdi'unkcn Santas v\iU roam the 
streets of the City wreaking mayhem and chaos. 
Order your suit NOW! Call Oriental Trading Com- 
pany 800-228-0475 and ask for the Santa Suit, Item 
Number 4/546 - $25 plus shipping. 

SPLD PARLOR WEIRD VIDEO MARATHON 

Spud Parlor will soon sponsor a weird video mara- 
thon. We are currently seeking info on "weird" vids 
about people, unusual situations, places or what- 
have-you. If you have or know of vids that docu- 
ment weirdness at its best, send a postcard with 
description of video and your phone number - we 
will be in contact. Send info to; Mr Potato Head, 
12 52 7th Avenue, SF CA, 94122. 



SATURDAY MORNING REASON TO LIVE 

Dig out your favorite spoon caddies, cartoon 
character cereal bowl/juice sets, fuz2y slippers and 
flannels for the NEW Felix the Cat cartoons, Saturday 
mornings, 10 AM, CBS. Felix's musical soundtrack is 
composed by your fellov/ Cacophonist, Nick Phelps 
and performed by the Club Foot Orchestra. 

AN-A-ONE, AN-A-TKO San Francisco Accordian Festival at 
Fisherman's Warf, October 21-22. j 

lA CACOPHONY fnvftes you to AN EVENING OF j 

ROBOTIC TERROR & PSYCHIC WAR ANTHEMS ' 

featuring SEEMEN, WOODPUSSY costume contest 6- 
shock videos from MONDO VIDEODECOR by ARK 
SPURTING BLOOD. Saturday Oct. 28, doors 9 PM, The 
Clubhouse, 638 Santa Fe. Ave., $5. (L.A.) More info; (213) 
937-3759. 



Looking for the perfect Halloween get-up? Lots of 
inexpensive wigs and costumes available at 

Held Over, 1 545 Haight St. 

The complete contents of 
Bob Mandell's Costume Shop 
will go up for auction, 
October 16, 17 t^ 18 (Mon. 
Tues. Wed), 10 AM. All items 
are currently on closeout for 
50% off Sale and auction 
located at 660 Third Street, SF 
First Floor Auction previews 
begin October 12. For further 
auction information call 
Christine, 800-42 1 -2 1 44. 

Got the perfect costume but 
your face is empty? Learn 
to make masks for any occasion at Mark Knego's mask 
making class at SOMAR, 954 Brannan St. (at 8th). Sat- 
urdays from 1-4 PM. Class lasts until November $55 
materials lee. Information; (415) 668-0985. Registra- 
tion (415) 552-2151. 

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Editor: /v\ona StStsven 



Organ Notes:Chip D. Bouef 



Issue#110 ROUGH DRAFT November 1995 

The Official Organ Of The San Francisco Cacophony Society (415) 665-0351 




The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of eccentric individuals united in the pursuit of 

experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. We axe the new mutants of the last millennium. In a final 

attempt to save the planet from mindless uniformity, this paper has been soaked with a smiley-faced virus 

which produces symptoms of puzzling bewilderment or infectious laughter. This invisible solution is 

activated by exposure to light and is now dripping off the bottom of the page. 

You may already be infected! 




ROUGH DRAFT 



Issue#110 



November 1995 



Sounds Like Cacophony 
Main-line America-On-Line. 

They come to you in the mail, they arrive with your 
newspaper, they're hanging your door knob when you get home. 
Those little yellow packages containing a computer disk. You 
may not even own a computer! America On Line is giving away 
hundreds of thousands of these packages. Just like a dope 
peddler, the first one is free. Soon you're hooked. 

We have a special Christmas project in mind. Just 
throw your AOL disks through the cage at 527 - 11th Ave. SF or 
call 510-527-9811 for East Bay drop off location. 



November Events 

Dorthy Parker's Perpetual Preambulating Pedagogic 

Paperback Pow Wow 

When: Wednsday, November 15, 7:00 pm 

This month we are reading Wallace Stegner's "Angle 
Of Repose". Come join us with your badinage, persiflage, 
naillery, and potluck as we discuss, debate, defile and deify 
this Pulitzer Prize winner. 
Bring: (1) A copy of the book. 

(2) A potluck main dish. 
Your host: Harry Haller (415) 751-7502 



Day of the Exquisite Film 

When: Sunday, November 19, Noon 

Where: Beal Street, under the Bay Bridge, SF 

Once again we will re-create the parlor game of 1920's 
French Surrealists and 1980's SF Cacophonists. Moving pictiires 
will be our medium for this group flow-of-consciousness art form. 

Bring your film and video cameras, film & videotape, 
your strange collection of props & costumes, and your ideas to 
this free-form event. We will be creating fifteen second 
fragments, later to be pieced together in the random order they 
were created. This visual chaos will be screened in one of the 
many cacophony unauthorized film and video forums. (If it's 
really good, maybe we'll screen it at several events.) 
Hosted by: Urban Shocker 

Phineas P. Fountain 
Z. Axis 



Cacophony Meeting 

When: Tuesday, November 21, 8:00 pm 
Where: Tommy's Joynt, Van Ness & Geary, SF 

Review past events, look at the photos, and plan some 

new ones. 
Bring: $ for beer & dinner if you choose. 



Sounds Like Cacophony 

Pseudo-Archaeological Reproduction of a Future Town 

When: Monday, November 20, 7:30 pm 

Where: Call Diana (510) 420-1304 for details & location. 

Bring your ideas or desire to paint, collage, sculpt or 
write and we'll re-create some town from the future that used to 
exist. TTien we'll do some creative games and go forward < — > 
backward in time and visit the town. You're encouraged to bring 
'artifacts' if you're so inspired. Some of the emphasis is on: 
Extravagantly exotic architecture. Extremely Open-minded/ 
Alternative Culture/ Inhabitants and Scientific (or Pseudo- 
Scientific) Inventions. 

Potluck sponsored by the Romantic Fantastical Fiery & 
Utterly Corney Folk Creativity Jammin' Club. 






December Events 

Cheap Suit Santas 

Revised date: Saturday Evening, December 16 

Where: Downtown SF. Details to be announced in December 

Rough Draft. 

Once again a gang of drunken Santas will roam the 
streets, singing bawdy cju-ols, fighting, harassing shoppers, 
taking over bars, mooning cable cars, crashing parties, and 
causing general chaos. Order your suit and beard now. Call 800- 
228-0475 and request item # 4/564, $25 plus shipping. You must 
wear a Santa suit to attend this event. BYOB and don't forget 
the elf throwing contest. 
Your host: The Kris Kringle Institute 



Cheap Suit Santas Weird Workshop 

When: Friday evening, December 8 
Where: To be cmnoimced. 

Join the Evil Elves at this demented workshop to create 
strange and bizarre 2" mutant toys. Using Xacto knives, saws, 
soldering irons and paint, we will mix animal and human 
remains to create scores of twisted play-things on this assembly 
line. After our little Frankensteins are done, they will be 
placed in small boxes, gift wrapped and then doled out to 
unsuspecting shoppers during the Santa event on December 16. 
Your host: The KKI 



Future Events in the Planning 

A West Coast Cacophony collaboration event during the summer 

of 1996, Space Alien Sex Lab will be a midnight foray into a 

decaying undergroimd military complex where fiendish agents 

perform outlandish acts. 

Your Hosts: Rev. Al & the cooks at the Atomic Cafe. 



Cacophony Comments 

Mmmm, yeah-picture this if you will: me, naked, on my 
back with my legs up in the air, hot and wet, my glistening 
hungry hole open for business. You know what I want. I want 
you to put it in me. Yeah, I want it so bad. That's right, shove 
it in me deep, yes, there, oh yes. God, please stuff me... yes fill 
me up. Stuff me. Stuff me. (And don't forget to baste me too.) 

Sincerely, 

Hot Thanksgiving Turkey 



December events deadline for Rough Draft is Thanksgiving Day. 
Please feed this turkey. 

Editor: Genevive J. Petrone 

Cacophony Comments by Pavel Keloid 

Graphics from the collection of Edwina Pythagoras 




ROUGH DRAFT 

Issue#lll (415) 665-0351 December 1995 

The Official Organ Of 
The San Francisco Cacophony Society 




The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered network of free-spirited individuals united in the 

pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society. We are the bad egg at the corporate 

picnic, the termites in society's crutches, the vital spirits of cultural fermentation. 

You may already be a member! 



Cacophony Social 

Come gather downstairs at this former speakeasy, 
under the red light, and be soothed by the gentle 
accordion strains of Clyde Forsman (of Those Darned 
Accordions) as random Cacophonists rub elbows without 
spilling their martinis. 

When: Thursday, December 7th, 5 to 7 PM (Happy Hour) 
Where: Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St., SF 
Bring: Bring $ for cheap drinks. 
A no-host, non-event idea by Maxwell Maude. 
Wear a funny hat. 



Cheap Suit Santas Weird Workshop 

Join the Evil Elves at this demented workshop to 
create strange and bizarre mutant toys. Using Xacto 
knives, mini-saws, candles and paint, we will create 
scores of twisted play-things on this assembly line. After 
our little monsters are done, they will be placed in small 
boxes, gift wrapp)ed and then doled out to unsusp)ecting 
shoppers during the Santa event on December 16. An 
assemblage of over 800 toy soldiers, animals, and insects 
will be available for vivisection. 
When: Friday, December 8th, 7:00 to 10:00 PM 
Where: 951 - 62nd St., #54A, Oakland /Emeryville 
Materials Donation: $2 
Your host: Elves Union, Local#666, (510) 601-6437 






Fifth Annual Winter Solstice Event 

Help us celebrate the solstice with invented 
rituals, merriment and libations! Bring food/drink, 
flashlight, warm clothing, costumes (optional) and 
invocations. If rain, this event will be rescheduled on 
12/23 at 8 PM. All welcome! 
When: Saturday, December 9th, 8:00 PM. 
Where: Strawberry Hill (near Stow Lake in Golden Gate 
Park) 
More info: Ray Solaris (415)665-0219 



Disco Infernal 

Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1979! Back 
when songs had meaning and where you could find the 
meaning of life by gazing into the Disco Ball. Dust and 
Don your 70's IDisco Duds to groove the night away. 
Sleepover space available but limited (see next listing). 
Bring: Potluck drink and hors d'oeuvres. Suggestion and 
carpool hotline: (510) 601-6437. (Got extra car space? 
Need a ride? Got any bright ideas?) 
When: Sunday, December 31st , 9:00 PM to ? 
Where: Studio 54A, 951 - 62nd St., Oakland (1-80 take 
Emeryville Exit; up Powell 1 mile; left on Market St., left 
on 62nd. Aqua door with glass bricks.) 
Call for shuttle from Ashby Bart. 
Your Hosts: The Village People 



Cheap Suit Santas 

Once again a gang of drunken Santas will roan\ 
the streets, singing bawdy carols, harassing shoppers, 
fighting, taking over bars, mooning cable cars, crashing 
parties, and causing general chaos. Order your suit and 
beard now. Call 800-228-0475 or 800-228-2269 and request 
item # 4/564, $25 plus express 4-day shipping charge. 
You MUST wear a Santa suit to attend this event. BYOB 
and don't forget the elf throwing contest. 
When: Saturday, December 16th, 5:30 PM, departure at 
6:00 PM sharp. 

Meet: Vallencourt Fountain, Embarcadero Plaza at the 
beginning of Market St., SF. A map of the event route 
will be provided. 

Bring: $2 event fee plus $ for bar drinks & public 
transportation. Also cab fare for those so inclined. 
Your Hosts: Claus Barbi, "Nick" Von Clauswitz, Claus 
Kinski & Claus Von Bulow 
RSVP: (415) 759-7673 or else! 
If it rains, bring an umbrella, if it snows, throw 
snowballs. 



Edwardian Event 

We'll do a tribute/salute to both Edward Lear 
(author of "The Book of Nonsense") and Edward Gorey. 
It's a dinner party/potluck, where we'll play the records 
"Gorey by Grimes" (performed by Tammy Grimes) and 
"The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Jolly Nonsense" 
(performed by Miss Kari). There will also be a sign-up 
list for anyone willing to read either authors' short 
works. Edwardian (or black) outfits encouraged. 
When: Saturday, December 16th, 7:00 PM 
Where: 1442 Judah St., SF 
Info: (415)665-0219 
Sponsored by Ronn Rosen 



Cacophony Meeting 

Enjoy a review of last month's activities and 
participate in some mischievous planning for future 
events. 

When: Monday, December 18th, 8:00 PM 
Where: Tommy's Joynt, upstairs in the back room. Van 
Ness & Geary, SF 



Dorthy Parkers Perpetual Preambulating Pedagogic 
Paperback Fow Wow 

This month we are reading Yukio Mishima's 
"Temple of the Golden Pavilion". A good introduction is 
the chapter on Buddhism in Huston Smith's "Religions of 
Man". 

When: Wednesday, December 20th, 7:00 PM 
Where: 626 - 33rd Av. #8, between Anza and Balboa 
Bring: (1) A copy of the book. 

(2) A potluck main dish. 
Your host: Harry Haller (415) 751-7502 



Cowbus Mystery Tour 

Are you wondering what to do on New Year's 
Eve? Get on board the black and white "Land of Milk 
and Cookies" for a mystery tour of San Francisco. We'll 
make the rounds and stop here and there for some 
Cacophony fun. 

When: Sunday evening, December 31st. 
Cost: $10 
Bus Capacity: 30 
Info & Reservations: (415) 641-4005, Selby Toland 



Slumber Party 

Stay, Stay! No party poopers here. Enjoy 
Waffle Pancake Brunch with us. Sleeping bag races, 
twister, ping-pong and screening of the Exquisite Film 
Festival. We'll entertain any strange activity ideas. 
Ring to RSVP (Reserve Some Valuable Place) and 
coordinate brunch donation. Bring: PJ's, sleeping bag, 
tooth brush, pillow?, waffle iron? 
When: Sunday, December 31st, following Disco Infernal 
(see above) 

Where: Studio 54A, 951 - 62nd St., Oakland 
Your Hosts: Peaches, Herbs, Donna Scummer, John 
Revolta 
Info: (510)601-6437 



Sounds Like Cacophony 

Pseudo-Archaeological Reproduction of a Future Town 

Bring your ideas or desire to paint, collage, sculpt, 
or write and we'll re-create some town from the future 
that used to exist. Then we'll do some creative games 
and go forward < — > backward in time and visit the town. 
You're encouraged to bring 'artifacts' if you're so inspired. 
Some of the emphasis is on: Extravagantly exotic 
architecture. Extremely Open-minded/ Alternative 
Culture/ Inhabitants and Scientific (or Pseudo-Scientific) 
Inventions. 

When: Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 PM 
Where: Call Diana (510) 420-1304 for details & location. 

Potluck sponsored by the Romantic Fantastical 
Fiery & Utterly Comey Folk Creativity Jammin' Club. 



San Francisco Mushroom Fair 

A colorful exhibit of shrooms of every variety and 

description. 

When: Sunday, December 10th, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Where: Country Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 7th 

Av. & Lincoln, SF 

Admission Fee: Probably about $5 



You can do an event! Call Cacophony at (415) 665-0351 
for guidelines. 

Deadline for January Rough Draft listings is December 
25th. Current Editor: G.J.P. 



Cacophony Christmas Suggestions: 

"Not Weird Enough For Me" is a Twisted Times 
anthology featuring humor, reviews, essays, 
subertisements. Cacophony pranks and many other things 
less easily explaned. Send a $10 check to: S. Mangrum, 
% TTA, P.O. Box 271222, Concord CA 94527. 

"1996 Cacophony Calendar", a twelve month 
pictorial calendar marked with significant dates in the 
history of the Cacophony Society. Also included is a 10- 
year cross index of past Cacophony events and sponsors. 
Send a $5 check to: Cacophony Calendar, P.O. Box 
424969, San Frandsco, CA 94142-4969 

"Rough Draft" is your key to unusual experiences 
around, within and under the Bay Area. Each issue 
arrives in a unique image envelope which separates itself 
from your junk mail. Twelve months for $12. Send check 
or money order to: SF Cacophony Society, P.O. Box 
424969, San Francisco, CA 94142-4969 



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Post-Yule Pyre 

When: Saturday, 
January 6th, 7 PM 
An essential part of the city's 
environmental program occurs 
each year at this time when the 
last stand of sidewalk 
Christmas trees is logged by 
Friends of the Roodess Forest, 
a mysterious group of urban 
eco-maniacs. In a simple act 
of direct recycling, the dried 
firs are piled on the beach to 
await rapid composting. 
Meet: In the diner under the 
giant Doghead, 2750 Sloat 
Blvd. at 46th Ave. S.F 
Bring: A tree 
Sponsored by: Danger Ranger 







Cacophony Social 

When: Thursday, 
January 11 th, 5 to 7 PM 
(Happy Hour) 
Where: Cafe duNord, 2170 
Market St., S.F. 

Come gather downstairs at this 
former speakeasy, under the 
red light, and be soothed by 
the gentle accordion strains of 
Clyde Forsman (of Those 
Darned Accordions) as random 
Cacophonists rub elbows 
without spilling their martinis 
Bring: $ for cheap drinks 
A no-host, non-event idea by 
Maxwell Maude. 
Wear a funny hat. 



Dorothy Parker's 

Perpetual 

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Paperback 

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When: Wednesday, 
January 17th, 7 PM 
Where: 55 Vandewater, #11, S.F 
This month we're reading Toni 
Morrison's Beloved , a story 
about a former slave living in 
Ohio in the years following the 
Civil War. 

Bring: A copy of the book. 
A poduck main dish. 
Your host: Harry Haller 
(415) 751-7502 



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Cacophony Meeting 

When: Monday, January 22n(l, 8 PM 

Where: Trader Sam's, 6150 Geary 

at 26th, S.F. \^^\^ 

Rehash past escapades and (through the 

magic of photography) view proof they really happened as 

we bask in the splendor of San Francisco's finest Tiki bar 

while planning future adventures. 

Bring: $ for tropical drinks and the really great jukebox. 

Lost Coll for Dino 

When: Wednesday, January 24, 8 PM 

Meet: 711 Club, 71 1 Market St., S.F. (look for mourners). 

He's gone, but he'll never stop swinging! Join us in a vintage 

watering hole to toast the memory of Dean Martin, El Dino, 

legendary star of stage, screen and saloon floor. Honor the 

patron saint of happy hour by donning your finest Vegas 

threads and bringing a personal momento that symbolizes, 

in some unique and special way, how Dino changed your 

life forever. Crooning authorized. Ratpack behavior 

encouraged. 

Bring: Dino music & memorabilia, black armbands, 

$ for drinks. 

Your Host: Lloyd Void. 

FUJURiE e\/eNlS IN THE PLANNiNQ 
Poddleboat Piracy! 

Avast ye scurvy dogs! Tis time to lemon pledge yer peg leg 
and dry clean yer parrot! Plans are bein' laid for a springtime 
invasion of the landlocked waters of Golden Gate Park. 
Don't be a Uly-livered scoundrel, get yer costume together 
now or ye may find yerself walking the plank! Rrrrrrr! 
Hosted by The Paisley Pillager and her cudass-swingin' 
cabinboy, 01' One Eye. Call (510) 685-5385 if you're 
interested in attending a Piracy Workshop. Rrrrrrrrrrr!!! 




SOUNT>S UK£ CACOPHONV 



Your bookshelf might as well be naked without a 
copy of The Happy Mutant Handbook , edited by 
Mark Frauenfeider, Carla Sinclair and Gareth 
Branwyn. The Handbook is an invaluable 
collection of prankster profiles and reality-hacking 
tips that includes great features on Cacophony, 
Burning Man and more. Get it! 



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his poetry? Interviews with Kenneth Anger, J.G. 
Ballard, or Philip K. Dick? For a free tape catalog, 
send SASE to Ingreat, POB 293, Pittsburgh PA 

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LUCKY -IN- [k®W ISSUE #113 
FEBRUARY 1996 




The Cacophony Society is a randomly gathered cluster of annoying geeks with zero social skills who 

get the bum's rush wherever they go and consequently tend to huddle together in the pursuit of getting 

laid. We are the roughage in the constricted digestive tract of modern dialectics. We administer 

high colonics for commercial blockage of cultural festivities. We are the hitchhiking serial pranksters 

on the Information Highway. We waltz through the mosh pit of social discourse wearing Kevlar 

lingerie in the hopes of future dangerous liaisons. You may already be a member! 




LOVELORN V-DAY MIDNIGHT WALK 

When: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 8 P.M. 

Where: The New Hearth, 4701 Geary Blvd. at 12th Ave., S.F. 

Come prepared for an arduous stroll along a route of broken hearts 

and love Induced suicides, very brief (1 page or less!) passages from 

literature detailing loves lost or gained, joint suicides or homicides, 

pacts signed In blood by crazed lovers, etc. We wiii end up at Trader 

Sam's (at 26th & Geary) after a very strenuous wall< and a visit to the 

moribund spurned lovers' ultimate symbol. 

Your hosts: S. Melmoth and L. Brill 

BEAT THE STREETS HIPSHOP 

When: Friday, Feb. 16, 8 P.M. 

Come Friday all the cool cats will be gathering at Kim's pad to dig 

the crazy sounds, give the groovy movies a whirl, cop the Jazzy 

lingo, and rewrite the wildest lines around, wear your stylinest 

threads daddy-o and don't forget to give us a ring first! 

Call Mr Big and Miss Appropriation at (415) 326-6329 

KING KONG 

When: Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 P.M. (on-site bar opens at 7:15) 

Where: Paramount Theater 2025 Broadway near 21 st Street, 

Oakland 

The 1933 classic film is playing at Oakland's Deco movie palace, the 

Paramount. Doors open 45 minutes before the show and there's an 

actual bar - serving cocktails! See and hear Fay Wray scream again 

and again on the Paramount's giant screen. If you must, wear a 

costume from the I930's or come in a gorilla suit if you dare. We'll 

booze and schmooze before the film and possibly after So bring 

five iron men for the film and additional $ for drinks. 

Your host: Harry Haller (415) 751-7502 



n R^ PIE CONTEST, PIE MUSEUM. & SWAP 

MEET 

When: Sunday, Feb. 18, 3 P.M. 

Where: 951 62nd Street Studio A, Oakland 

Pie Contest categories Include: Most 

Decadent, Most Creative, Most Messiest, 

Best Crust (or was that Best Crusty or Most 

CrustY...Best Crustiness?) Most Attractive 

Most Likely to Succeed... Hell make up a 

category! Pie Museum: Have pie memora- 




bilia? Contact Simple Simon, Curator of 'Le Museum du Pie' at (510) 
601-6437, or by Email: fringe@sirius.com. Swap meet: Barter fare 
contributions can include, but are not limited to, the following 
items: Housewares, clothing, books, music, wigs, objects d'art...etc. 
Bring: BYOn for Pie Contest entries and/or coffee, tea, alcohol, 
stuff to swap, and objects d'ple for Le Museum du Pie. 
Your hostesses: TWinkie, Hostess Cup Cake, Hostess Ding Dong and 
Simple Simon (510)601-6437 

CACOPHONY MEETING 

When: Monday, Feb. 19, 8 PM. 

Where: Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary Street between Larkin and 

Poik, S.F 

Dine on the greasiest fish n' chips Imaginable, wash it down with a 

pint or two and plot our future adventures and past pranks in the 

glory that is the Edinburgh. There is now parking at Cathedral Hill 

Hotel at 1011 Van Ness Ave. at the corner of Geary 1 block west of 

the Ed. Castle. 

Bring: $ for food and drink 

DOROTHY PARKER'S PERPETUAL PERAMBULATING PEDAGOGIC PAPER- 
BACK POW WOW 

When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 P.M. 

Where: 642 Moultrie (between Tompkins and Ogden, 4 blocks south 
of Courtland) S.F 

This month we'll discuss The Ballad of the Sad Cafe bv Carson 
McCullers while we munch on gourmet potluck and suck down wine 
by the gallon. The story is about the lonely oddballs and misfits of a 
Southern mill town that has absolutely no night life. So they create 
some by organizing their own night club. 
Bring: A copy of the book and a potluck main dish. 
Your host: Harry Haller (415) 751-7502 

BEAT THE STREETS 

When: Saturday, Feb. 24, evening 
Now all these super trippin' flippin' hipsters can't 
just hang around their own pad on a groovy 
Saturday night man - all those cool cats got to 
lay their scene down on the streets of the 
^.4^ Beach. I mean, those sad squares are gonna dig 
^;'^Vjr-^ our swingin' jazz, and the crazy lines are really 
«S^i^^ gonna gas 'em. So daddy-o, let's meet to beat 




the streets and cop the rompinest, stompinest 
action around. Like, give us a ring man. 
Contact: Mr. Big and iviiss Appropria- 
tion at (415) 323-6329 

THE YELLOW ROSE OF AMHERST 

When: Monday, Feb. 26, 8:30 P.M. 

Where: Simple Pleasures Cafe, 3434 Balboa at 

35th Ave. S.F 

Did you ever notice that much of Emily 

Dicl<enson's poetry can be sung to the tune of 

The Yellow Rose of Texas ? Join in a gathering 

to sing your favorite Dickenson poems, solo or 

in chorus. Duets and small ensembles OK. Hand-held unamplifled 

instruments welcome. Yellow attire encouraged. This Is a replay of a 

Portland Cacophony Society event, idea courtesy of Tom Sheft. 

Bring: Your well-thumbed copy of Emily Dickenson's poetry and $ for 

food, beer, and yellow roses 

Your Hosts: Recursive Ruthene and Gardenia Garlic 

UPCOMINC EVENTS: 

THE SECOND ANNUAL URBAN IDITAROD 

When: Saturday, March 2, 11 A.M. 

In the Alaskan Iditarod, more than sixty dog sled teams race across 
the frozen tundra from Anchorage to Nome, in our urban version, 
teams of "dogs" lead by a musher will pull their sleds (shopping carts) 
through some of San Francisco's most touristed areas. These teams 
of barking humans must somehow negotiate through the unrelent- 
ing and unforgiving dangers of San Francisco's urban frontier. As 
incentive to run, dogs and mushers alike will have several "rest stops" 
en route to replenish lost fluids and discuss tales of mayhem. 
Contact: Tundra Tommy or Frontier Floyd at (415) 853-1019 for race 
information. Complete teams and stray dogs welcome. 

A JACK LONDON BACHELOR AND BACHELOREHE PARTY 

When: Saturday, March 16, 7:30 dinner, all night revels 

Celebrate the coming ritual of marriage between Brynne Roberson 

and Hernan Cortez at the Port Costa Warehouse Bar and Bordello 

where Jack and his cronies drank and whored. Please come in turn of 

the century attire. For costume ideas check out a video of the 1936 

movie "San Francisco." You may stay directly across the street in The 

Burlington Hotel whose rooms are named after resident ladies of the 

night (For reservations call (800) 690-2233). The how of it all will be 

revealed upon R.S.V.P 

Bring: $ for dinner & drinks 

Contact: Hernan (a.k.a. Naughty Santa) (415) 826-3277 

FUTURE EVENTS IN THE PLANNING 

ZONE TRIP 

When: March 8 through 11 

Where: Mexico 

Night of the Thousand Torritos ■ ■|\wenty miles north of Mexico City 

there is a small town where the main industry is producing fireworks. 

Each year the town of Tuitepec throws a bash where the pyrotechnic 

fuse burns for a week and the tequila flows like water. The festivities 

include large towers covered with pinwheels and sparklers and a 

whacked out night-time running of the bulls where giant piiiatas race 

through narrow streets shooting fireworks into the crowd, if you get 

bored you can always visit the nearby Mayan Pyramid of the Sun. 

HOW: we'll converge at the Houston, Texas airport for a flight to 

Mexico City, from there, rent cars for the trip to Tulepec. R.S.V.P 

deadline Feb.22 

info and R.S.V.P: (415)985-7142 

Bring safety glasses. 

Night of the Living Elvis - Come dressed as Elvis, Priscilla or the 

Colonel (as in chicken). 

Last Flight • Visualize the scene at an SFO bar where a group of drunk 

airline pilots are audibly complaining about going on duty within the 



next hour. Courtesy L.A. Cac. 

Santapede - A Bay-to Breakers run with 
a bunch of Kringles manacled to- 
gether. InfO: (415) 759-7673 

SOUNDS LIKE CACOPHONY 
Playland Lives! 

When: Sunday, Feb. 4, Noon 
Where: Cabrillo & La Playa, S.F. 
A ceremony will be held at the site of a 
monument which is being erected to honor 
the memory of Playland at the Beach. A 
concrete foundation will support five 15' 
stainless steel silhouettes including Laughing 

Sal, the Funhouse Clown and the Giant Chicken. A time capsule (to 

be opened in the year 2020) will be buried 8' deep in concrete. 

Bring Playland memorabilia to be placed in the time capsule. Statue 

by artist Ray Beldner. 

info: (415) PLAYGAB Sponsored by the City Arts Commission, Muni 

Bus Company, and Playland Research Center. 

Has any one seen Buggirl ?? we're still waiting for the video tape 
from the last event, please send to Cacophony (address below). 

CACOPHONY MOVIE REVIEW 

It's rare that a movie captures the multi-faceted attention of a 
sizable portion of the Cacophony Society, however there is a 
current release which is rapidly becoming a cult favorite with a very 
high rating on the weirdness scale. Here are a few comments about 
City of Lost Children. 



— "It's kinda like Brazil, Time Bandits, & Oliver TWist 
Maude 

— "All the elements of film are 
unabashedly intertwined with 
imagination" -Steve Mobia 

— "Absolutely wonderful, a 
surreally blended mixture of 
turn of the century culture and 
future technology, see it at least 
twice" - Paizley Hayes 

— "This movie has no natural 
landscapes" -Edwina 
Pythagoras 

— "More acid trip than film, this 
stunning postmodern fable 
successfully maps the dark 
territory of dreams. - Lloyd void 

— "Don't fuck with Santa Claus" 

— Sebastian Melmoth 



Maxwell 




Have an i(Jea for an event 
or know of weird happen- 
ings about town? Call(4l 5) 
665-0351 before February 
23th an(j it can be inclu(Jecl 
in the next exciting issue 
Of Rough Draft! 

Want to be a Cacophonist 
orjustlool<lil<eone? Then 
by all means, subscribe! 
You'll be the envy of all 
your frien(ds when you 
receive one of these 
things every month with a 
personalizetJ "art enve- 
lope." So don't wait! Get 
off your ass! and put a 
check! In the mail! for $12 
and send to: 
S.F. Cacophony Society 

BOX 424969 

San Francisco, CA 94142 

Editors: V. Satana & S. Melmoth 




The next time on my maid, Ladlow: 
A stung-back'd wench, who'takes 
delight in horsing naughty boys and 
girls! I whipt upon her back last night 
A French Duke, and two English Earls: 
The first of which, with frock and sash, 
I drest Just like a full-grown Mlss; 
Then gave him many a vlg'rous lash, 
For giving footman John a kiss' 
I taught this fancied Miss a dance- 
I made him caper to the celling: 
He swore no Mademoiselle in France 
Convinced him more than he had 
feeling! And you shall feel, before I've 
done. What I can do with rod in 'hand; 
I never had so bold a son- I'll whip 
your arse while 1 can stand! 
I've thrown your breeches new aside: 
Your half-whipped bum tho' seeming 
sore, with all the glowing prospect 
wide. Pants for a vigorous encore! 
Here, kiss the Rod, you wicked Elf; 
And kiss the lovely Hand and Arm! 
I'll have you often by myself. 
And this bold Arse I'll often warm! 
- excerpt from The Other Victorians 

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DRAMATIC SCENES PARTY 

Are you a trustrated or not so frustrated actor? At this party, "mini" (2-3 page) excerpts from 
famous plays will be used and actors will bet a chance to do 2 person dialogues. there will be a 
siqn-up list for the approximately 5 minutes of each scene. actors are encouraged to show up 

EARLY TO READ THRU XEROXED SELECTIONS AND TO SIGN UP IN 2 PERSON ACTING "tEAMs". WE WILL BE 
EXCERPTING FROM 2B SCENES FOR ACTING PRACTICE, (EDITED BY SAMUEL ETKIND) THIS IS A NON-SMOKING 

pot-luck party, so everyone is encourged to bring food and/or drink. in respect for the actors & 

audience quiet is requested during performances. 

Sponsored by Ronn-Ironic 

When: Saturday March 9th, 6:3a PM 

where: 1442 Judah St top floor 

Info: 415-665-02 19 

RIGHT IN THE KISSER 

Yes, Alice is gone. La Kramden has gone to the great kitchen in the sky. Join us for the AHce Kramden Memorial Evening at the Embers 
Bar. Dress as a housewife (male or female versions). Ralphs welcome also! Bring Honeymooner memories or tales of how the show 
changed your life. Your Hosts: Hologram Alice & Trixie. 
THE EMBERS BAR @ 627 Irving btwn 7th & 8th, March 14th, 8pm 

IRISH QUESTION REVISITED 

lovre Club, 18th St, nr Valencia 
March, St. Patricks Day; 4:00 PM 
'"':! year for this celebration, having lost its NEH funding) 
iddyGotuckly at 415-647-2458 

ops, films, and other events devoted to this boisterous Euro-American community with moderator Alexander 

de USA Today cl senting an updated "Modest Proposal" along with his new cookbook To Serve Man. 

he Human Genor nnetic evidence that should definitively put to rest the question "Are the Irish White?" 

"Rfl hv thfi ' 'niff Patrick Buchanan thinks so; see the Presidential hopeful debate this and the possibility of a 

iuests John Major and Gerry Adams, who will appear by satellite hook-up from London and 
ce will De :orrn: iq the world to "Let Ireland be Ireland" 

dn will speak on i.ly Back, HI Scrub Yours' at the National Press Club. 

Hizzonner Richie Daley of Chicago and Tip O'Neill fro ill lecture on the political economy of Irish Pork. Ted Kennedy will offer a package of driving and 

diving lessons. Samuel Becket will lead workshops on public spedwuy diia lime management; James Joyce a Berlitz course on modern Etruscan and English as a second 
language. 

John Sculley, ex-CEO of Apple, will present his plans to make the shamrock island a high tech Mecca exchanging silicone chips for a new potato chip 
microprocessor that, with a little alcohol , can race at 250 minihertz, leaving Intel-based systems scrambling to ketchup. 

f I m e r f u d d 1 2 G u a g c P r ■ A m 

'•■'-^ ' "" '^^" "-^ afternoon of fun, frolic and jackaeeer)/. Don your favorite qun 5\\nqer costume and head down to the south 

:ma day potluck. (Gun sharing av\a\ab\e-phone hosts-no ex.per\ance necessary.) Ten stations (just like golf) ten 
rtels to share and home brew if a brewer ya be, ar. This is a costume event, except for you,Peter. Gunplay 
ludes such notables as Jed Clampet, Ma Darker, Kiaeer Wilhelm, Claudine Longet, Lee Harvey (Larry's 
Marlin Perkins on a epree... suit your self. MAR 16th for info call and to K5VF 406-224-4350 or 
^'^•aver, Dennis and your close personal friend Dr. Anderson. All for only 40 bucks (THAT'S THE 
- . ^^; -^ .^.. ..^^:iD5 OF AMMO (IT GOES IN THE GUNS) 

A JACK LONDON BACHELOR & BACHELORETTE PARTY 

""■ 1? ^<^^^ 7:30PM DINNER; ALL NIGHT REVELS CELEBRATING THE COMING RITUAL 

-iri 1,-urcMi Bi^YNNE R0BER50N TO HERMAN (SANTA CON) CORTEZ, 
'^ " ' THE VERY BAR JACK AND HIS CRONIES DRANK AND 

-yc BAR (EDITOR APPROVES). COME IN TURN OF THE 
^ji^HT AT THE HOTEL BURLINGTON ACROSS THE STREET 
V I niNUi? WILL BE REVEALED BY CALLING 415-626-5277 



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\AA^at is Clan MacDude? Rcture rowdy highland Scots. Rr^ -^ • -" "■ -- ' '- ■"-"'- ''^^ - 
summer. 

Saturday, March 1 6 During the day t* 

best in a Wit (judging with and W^''^' . ^--.i 

fizzball. There \A/ill be a potluck di 

VJe Wll be sacrificing consumer goods to try to insure good vveattier. 

Directions: Take Hwy 1 7 to Mt. Hermon Rd. Exit. It's about a mile up on ttie right. 

Bonny Doon Beach: 8-9 miles nortti of Santa Cruz on Hw/ 1 (still soutt^ of Davf 

and v\^lk over thie hill pt the ocean. 

\A/hat to wear: Plaid and Loud Hawaiian print. If you can in tfie form of a kilt, great. Wdo^ 

MacDude. 

\A^at to bring: Food, drink cans of cheap evil smelling 1 

firewood, musical instruments, cloaks, blankets, consume: „ . 

Info Larry Colen @ 408-335-7505 or rc@ netcom.com 

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former coast side speakeasy haunted by the mysterious "blue lady". I ho . 
of dining, carousing and "drinking" in thie past. 



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CALL: Amy Anber (4 1 5) 824-7894 for more information and to let me know how many will be coming. A smaller group can 
dine in the period bar, if larger we need to schedule a banquet. 



VUHATTO BRING: $15-20 for food and drink (more if the bathtub gin is really appealing). Your best ■ • : ■ 
extra spice to thie evening. 

XO SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADK! 

There will be NO Saint Stupid's Day Parade this year. It will not take 
Monday, April 1st at noon. It will not meet at the Embarcadero PI 
foot of Market Street in San Erancisco. Do not she in furm 

not bring pennies to throw at the Banker's Heart. Do 
socks for the Sock Exchange. Do not conspire wltl 
something funny about corporate religion in the fin 
during the 18th annual Saint Stupid's Day Parade. R 
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FUTURE EVENTS 



Days of Wine &v Honey festivalis the city of Livermore's 5th annual country fair held on May 4th S^ 5th. The event includes 
country &. Cajun music, arts, crafts, food, rides, beer, wine and beekeeping displays. (Anyone have a bee costume?) Her's 
your chance to play with bees, harvest honey or dress up like cowboys and cowgirls and enjoy a country fair afternoon The 
flyer says"30 minuets East of San Francisco"- (They must be passing cars in the fast lane all the way- But we could do it 
easy.) Let's organize a caravan for the trip out there. Admission into the fair is free but bring a few bucks for gas and 
spending c&sh. Drivers are needed for S.F. &^ East Bay pickup points. Info, call Crystal Blue, 510-278-6480. 

eAe«pn«iY CLASSiFieB »«ll ??????? 

Each monfl-i, Cacophony receives many requests like 'V\^y don't you people dress up in coslume and come to my... art openirTg... CD 
release party... gallery show... theater performance... fund raiser... iDand pratice... compan picnic... high school prom... iDirthiday party?' In 
frie past. Cacophony event listings have generally been defined as: 1 ) participatory, 2) norvprofit 3) non-promotional, 4) outside Ihe 
mainstream of experience. Should ttiere iDe a classified section for these events in Rough Draft? \A^at qualifies for an event listing? \ADte 
now, mail in the enclosed Cacophony Poll postcard to express your opinion. 

S;OOa>S LIKE............... CACOPHOin' 



ArtlstsI Technicians! Performars! 

JOIN US NOW! (Bafnra It's Ton Lata) 

Tha Los Angalas Cacophony Sociaty is saaicing artlats 

Intarastad in craating undarground installations for this 

summar'a production of "Allan Sax Lab." 

Plaasa call for Info - (213) 937-27S9. 



ALONSO G. SMITH-A HALF CENTURY OF SOCIAL SURREALISM 

A premier screening of a documentary film ctironicling the life 
of Alonso Smitm, now 78, a Bay Area surrealist painter. His 
work has been described as a combination of Salvador Dali 
and Franl< Kozik. 

When: Tuesday, IVIarch 5th, 7:00 PIVl & 8:00pm Followed by a 
reception with the artist Where: Delancy Street Theater, 600 
Embaradero @ Brannan. RSVP:Scott Beal, Laughing Squid 
Productions, 415-861-1666 (squidink@hooked.net) 

TOO BIG TO HIDE FROM HELICOPTORS 

PLUNDER INDUSTRIES presents the LIFE size "game of MOUSE TRAP". Remember MILTON Bradley's, rube 

goldberg inspired board GAME from the 60'S? Come see AND participate in a human SCALE version of this 
inspirational game using bowling BALLS instead OF 1/4" ball BEARINGS. Also: Open Forge (make YOUR own 9 
iron), Pyro mini GOLF, FLAME thrower BOWLING, evil, yes evil, percussion music by "ROCKET SCIENCE" 8< 
OTHERS. Saturday March 30, 9pm till SWAT shows up. 60 OAK Grove in the block bordered by 6th, 5th, Bryant 
and Harrison Streets. Look for the hovering DOG head fork over 2 bucks, look knowledgeable, BYOB. 

PLEA: I'm looking for Historic matorlals about Emperor Norton for a WEB site.at MlvJ/ C: WWW.zpub.coni/st/lilstory/norLhtml and a real 
book. Richard Petersen 415-695-1521 or zpub@slrlus.com. (Type C: format.exe to launch the application of your actual life, ed) 

Subscribe... $12 check or M.O. for one year; S.F. Cacophony Society, P.O. Box 424%9, San Francisco, CA 94142-4%9 
415-665-0351, WEBSITE ADDRESS for those in fear of the Unabomber http://www.zpub.com/caco 



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ROUGH DRAFT 

ISSUE #116 MAY 1996 

The Official Organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 
(415) 665-0351 http.7/www.zpub.com/caco 

Has your demographic group got you down? Tired of "Bud Lite Underground" ads^ infotainment followed by infomercials, 

supermarket banking, remedial cinematic entertainment, fully accessorised dissent? Well, we have the lifestyle choice for you. 

Cacophony, the choice of the new generation! We're here to disturb, not to get bored. We're your chance to act like a raving 

lunatic and gain social standing. We're the squeak in the door of normalcy. We're the last glimmer of hope in the eyes of a 

convicted outcast. And, if you managed not to snag your karma on a chain-link fence while getting away from the man, 

you may already be a member. 





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Days of Wine and Honey Festival 

Don your Farmer John clothes (or even better, a "Bee" costume or 

yellow-striped shirt) for the 5th annual "Days of Wine and Honey 

Festival" on the downtown streets of Livermore on Saturdav, May 

4th. Admission is free to the public, but if we caravan, you will 

need to bring a couple of bucks to kick in for gas and what you 

want to bring for pocket money. 

Entertainment will consist of 6 stages, main, country music, Cajun, 

bee, children's and community. There will also be arts & crafts, 

bee keeping displays, bee products, food vendors, wine tasting, 

children's activities and rides. 

Where to meet: 

-S.F. meet @ Harry Haller's, 626 - 33rd Ave. #8, (415) 751-7502. 

-East Bav meet @ Crvstal Blue, 2141 Regent Way, Castro Valley 

(510) 278-6480. 

When to meet: Saturday, May 4th, 11:00 am. 

I'm inviting you to dinner because I want to meet you. 

I know it may be a scary thought - why in the world would vou 

want to sit down with total strangers and make conversation? It 

seems scary to me, too. I'm actually very shy, but I've done this 

before and it works out just fine. After all, what's the worst that 

could happen? If it's a big disaster and people choke on their 

food and get into fist fights, we'll have a great story to tell. So, 

if you are looking for a little excitement or just think you may be 

hungry that night, come over to Berkeley and see who might be 

there. 

When: Friday May 10, 7:30 pm. 

Where: the DaNang Vietnamese restaurant, 903 San Pablo Ave 

near Solano in Berkeley. 

Bring: $ for dinner and drinks. 

RSVP, questions or encouragement, call Ashlev or John at 

(415)642-3731. -\ 



Urban Golfing 

Watch out for that car! Sidestep that panhandler! Watch for 

the sparks as your golf club hits the ground and launches the ball 

down the streets of San Francisco! Join us for the first round of the 

Bogie T. Par Memorial Tournament. 

When: Saturday, May 11th, 3:00 pm. 

RSVP for clubs, whiffel balls and info. 

Remember plaid always goes with plaid and wear comfy shoes. A 

fabulous trophy will be presented to the winner. 

Your Host: The Urban Golf League, (415) 851-5486. 

Arrr Matey, A Wondrous Plunder Indeed! 

A booty of over 250 educational films has been acquired bv the 

Cultural Affirmation Services, Inc! Spend an evening viewing fine 

films and sipping apres golf drinks. 

When: Saturday, May 11th, 8:00 pm. 

Call (415) 323-6329 for details and directions to Kim's house. 

Dorthy Parker's Perpetual Perambulating Paperback Pow Pow 

This month we're discussing Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History 

of Time". Bring a copy of the book and a main course dish to 

share. 

When: Wednesday, May 15th, 7:00 pm. 

Where: 55 Vandewater St. 

Info: (415) 751-7502. _ 







Salmon School 

Once a year a raging river, the Bay-To-Breakers flows through the 

cit\-. This year, join Ranger Rockfish in stocking this stream of 

consciously-costumed folk with a rare breed of Pacific Salmon. Our 

tributary will flow in at the top of the Hayes street fish ladder. 

Bv instinct, we will run upstream as far as we can and spawn. 

After the event, the survivors who conquered this insane obstacle 

without getting caught will retire to some local establishment (in 

costume) and pay their respects to Old Man River. 

Note: We need as many people to register in the race and to help 

fabricate and fix costumes. Rumors have it that 25 to 30 salmon 

have been spotted at the mouth of the river. 

When: Sunday, May 19th, 8:15 am - no later. 

Where: Top of Haves Hill at Haves and Pierce in Alamo Square. 

Info: Ranger Rockfish, (415) 753-6992 /^v 



The Cacophony Meeting 

When: Monday, May 20th, 8:00 pm. 

Where: Tommy's Joynt, located at Van Ness and Geary. 

Bring: $ for food and /or drink. 

Ahoy Pirates!!! 

We found out that Jessica is having her annual Memorial Day 
Weekend Pirate Party. Dress up as a Pirate, bring acoustic 
instruments and fencing gear. 

When: Let's show up at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 25th. 
Where: 182 Downey St. 



Future Events in the Planning 

Tostosterene '96 - An event m the fine American tradition of 
Mt)nster Trucks, 160 Decibel Car Stereos, Rider Mowers, and legal 
AK47 Deer Hunting. This is a clash of the Customized Toasters. 
Awards will be given for artistry (paint jobs and accessories) and 
also for performance (height, distance, and incendiary capacity). 
This IS an event for men. Real men... and women with beehive 
hairdos. Bring your custt>mized toaster and some cheap American 
beer. June 1, location to be announced in the next Rough Draft. For 
information, call Billy Ray Whoopass at (415) 907-5048 . 

Alien Landing at Burning Man - Experience close encounters of the 

5th kind when a group of Aliens makes nightly raids on the camp, 
abducting humans and taking them back to the ship for a thorough 
probing or at least a jarring experience. We're looking for 
conspirators to join the fun, fabricate alien costumes, make props 
and construct a full-sized space craft. Call (415) 907-5048 and ask 
for Dylan, head of the Area 51 Invasion Force. 

Sounds Like Cacophony 

Acme Custom is a gallery exhibit of auto art, including sculpture, 
painting, photos, tattoos, custom cars and bikes. Artist's include 
Frank Kozik, Spain Rodriguez, John McGee, Twist and People 
Haters. Be sure to see the bullet-ridden family station wagon in 
the back. Open through May 10th at 667 Howard Street near 2nd. 
Admission $3 to $10 sliding scale donation. Info: (415) 777-ACME 

Making Waves 1996 is San Francisco's 5th Annual Summer Solstice 
Music Day. Musicians and musical spoken word artists are invited 
to play in downtown San Francisco at over 25 stage sites on Market 
Street sidewalks, plazas, courtyards and BART stations on Friday, 
June 21st., 11 am to 7 pm. 

For applications and information call (415) 987-9329, or stop by the 
office of Making Waves, 2940 - 16th St #205. A Drum Circle (open 
to all) will be held at Justin Herman Plaza from 6-7 pm. Sunset 
dance party will be held at Ferry Plaza from 7-10 pm. This is a 
non-commercial festival. There are no vendors, but musicians will 
be allowed to bring their tapes and CDs. 




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Your editor: G. J. Petrone with assistance from 
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June 1996 





JUNE EVENTS 

A. Friday, June 7, 21:00 (that's 9 PM) 
They Say That It s a Jungle 
Out There . . . 

attired in animal prints of our own 
making can be impactful if done with 
taste and finesse or? I personally 
prefer the more understated look 
myself, however those with an eye 
towards haute couture might consider 
this an adventure theme. Black tie/ 
tux completely optional unless you 
look really good in one and are out to 
make a statement of your own. (zebra 
cum.merbund would not be optional in 
this case!) Later, prowling the streets, 
monkeying around, eating cornflakes, 
banana splits and filling the gas tank 
may be considered after-hour options. 
We'll be stalking the veldt of a very 
"chi-chi" bar with attitude so be 
prepared to pay the bartender, listen 
to live blues (starting around ten 
o'clock) and feel like wild things in a 
dull roar. 

Where: 2125 Lombard St. at Fillmore, SF 
Bring: $ for drinks + 
Questions: Sequential calling and 
lonely hearts discouraged, but for 
real advice on how to look your best 
for the occasion (or worst if you're 
really not a mensch) call Bravo at 
(415)292-5683. 

B. Saturday, June 8, 7:15 PM show 
Movie of the Month Club 

We're kicking off the Movie of the Month 
Club with a public viewing of "The City 
of Lost Childrerf. Here's your chance 
to finally see this amazing film for the 
first time, or, if this is your second 
viewing, to ignore the subtitles and 
immerse yourself fully in sound and 
picture. Aftenwards, we will visit the 
Gold Cane at 1 569 Haight St. to imbibe 
drinks and digest the film, as well as 
plot future film journeys. 
Where: Red Vic Movie House, 1727 
Haight St. at Cole, SF 
Bring: $ for movie and drinks, a 
variety of local film calendars. 



The Official Organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 
(415) 665-0351 • http:llunvw.zpuh.com/caco 

We are highly-trained specialists, courageously 

probing the City's darkest recesses, defibrillating dead 

night life and staunching the sucking chest wounds 

ox normalcy, iviaiked and gowned, we run amok in 

the operating theater of the absurd, administering 

cultural high colonics and slipping whoopee cushions 

under the bedpans of power. Though" we are not 

actually doctors, we've played them on TV. Open up 

and say "Aaaah" - you may already be a member! 



C Monday, June 10, 8 PM 
The Area 5 1 Invasion Force 

will hold its first planning meeting 
(But you didn't hear it from us) 
Where: Noc Noc at 557 Haight, 
Between Filmore and Steiner, SF 



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D. Friday, June 14, 8 PM 

Fun Things ^With Text^"^ 

Planning Meeting 

I'd like to hold an event where we write 
up twisted stuff and pass it out to people/ 
tourist types. Some of the ideas I've had 
are to compile strange questions on post 
cards and see what answers we get or to 
pass them out on 3x5 cards to regular 
people on the street. Yet another, which I 
really like, is to work up some sort of 
religious propaganda with a twist - starts 
out normal, but gets really pretty weird. 
Let's get together, share ideas and work 
out what, exactly, appeals to us all the 
most. Actual event is slated for mid-July 
and will probably include costumes. 
Where:Tommy's Joynt, Van Ness & Geary. SF 
Hosted by: Autumn Tyr-Salvia 
Info: (415) 494-1157 or haileris@crl.com 



E. Saturday, June 15, 7 PM 
Rockabilly Rebel Party, 
Sing- Along and Potluck 

Rockabilly is a raucous, tuneful mix of 
rebellious music that fuses rock & roll, 
country and other styles. On June 15th 
we'll have an all rockabilly evening 
featuring cuts from my dozens of CDs, 
records and tapes (some very rare) as 
well as a sing-along of certain selected 
"pieces" (photocopied lyrics provided.) 
There will also be sheet music of 
rockabilly guitar, in case any guitarist 
wishes to try and play some rockabiiiy. 
Where: 1442 Judah, SF 
(NO SMOKING PLEASE) 
Bring: Food/drink for potluck. 

E Sunday, June 16, 2:00 PM 
(Rain Date: June 30) 
Storm Drain Promenade Sc 
Se^wer Tour D 'Elegance 

Formal wear and rubber boots are de rigeur 
for this signature social event of the haute 
lowlife. Join underground bon vivants 
Sebastian Melmoth (esq.) and Hamilton Beach 
(vsop.) for an elegant excursion into the bowels 
of the East Bay. The walk will include a brief 
but delightful literary salon under a channing 
stomi drain — those interested in reading aloud 
should bring a short selection (two pages or 
less) that seems appropriate for the environs. 
Meet: 2 PM at Rockridge BART station, 
top of eastern most parking lot. (If you are 
late, you will be left behind!!) 
Bring: (1) Formal wear & rubber boots or 
waders, (2) a working flashlight with fresh 
batteries, (3) something to drink on the trail, 
(4) $$ for BART & refreshments afterward. 
Info: Melmoth (510) OLD-POOP) 





G. Wednesday, June 19, 7 PM 

^.^ •**>,^ Dorothy Parker's 

— o --^\ Perpetual 

_Sr^>9g- ' Perambulating 

7^ Pedagogic 

^y Paperback Pow Wbw 

This month we're reading Salman 

Rushdie's Midnight's Children . 

". . . the voice of contemporary India . . . about 

Shiva and Saleem, two of the 1001 babies 

bom in the hour following independence . . ." 

Join us while we suck 

down wine, gourmet 

potluck and each 

others opinions'. 

Where: 1442 Judah 

(between 19th & 20th Avenues), SF 

Bring: a main course potluck & 

a copy of the book. 

Your Host: Harry Haller, (415) 751-7502 

H. Monday, June 17, 7-9 PM 
Cacophony Meeting 

EXPERIENCE the vicarious thrills of 




— — •*'^>^^ 




hearing real life 
testimony from actual 
event attendees! SEE 
photographs and news 
clippings of world famous 
Cacophonists in action! 
DIVULGE your very own secret 
thoughts about hosting your own 
event! JOIN US! 

Where: Blakes, (upstairs in the lounge) 
2367 Telegraph at Durant, Berkeley 
Bring: $ for food and drinks. 

/. Saturday, ^une 22, 3 PM 

Aim for the 
Rafters! 
Tbastosterone 
96 is Here. 
Your Mission: 
Design, customize or jury rig a toaster 
or other device, to launch toast. Prizes 
will be given for height, distance and 
incendiary capability. The only rule is 
that toast must be 
produced. 

Where: The Cell 
Warehouse, 2050 
Bryant St. (Between 
18th & 19th), SF 
Bring: your customized toaster 
Info: Billy Ray Virus (415)907-5048 





/ Saturday, June 29, 2 PM -???/ 
The Big Honldn' \Cliite Trash 
Bodeen Family Reunion and 
Potluck Supper 

All you Bodeen kin are invited to the 

big Bodeen Family Reunion in honor 

of our recently demised Grandpappy 

Vocefus Bodeen. We Bodeens have 

been spit to the four corners of the 

earth, but now it's time to get back 

together for this one special day. We 

want to have a Bodeen Family photo 

album on hand so's all the kinfolk can 

catch up on the past. Send in your 

already captioned, Bodeen Family 

photographs to the Cacophony Family 

.Archives Center (PO Box 424969, SF 

94142) no later than June 20th. 

Where: 721 Duke Circle, Pleasant Hill 

Bring: Good Bodeen Family-style home 

cookin', Bodeen 

Family artifacts, 

beehive 

hairdos, 

white trash 

Sunday go 

to meetin' 

clothes, 

family 

memories 

and old 

rivalries. 

Catfights 

encouraged! 

Hosted by: .nuaur 

Edwina Jolene Bodeen & 

Iris Mae Paizley-Bodeen 

Directions / recipe suggestions: 

(510) 685-5385 or (41 5) 665-0351 . 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

(SUMMER OF '96) 

Alien Sex Lab, a joint LA/SF 
Cacophony venture, is a large-scale 
environmental theater production to be 
presented in underground bunkers 
abandoned by the US Military. We will 
celebrate/parody society's growing 
obsession with alien contact and the 
supposed genetic manipulation/ 
experimentation practiced on captive 
humans by their alien abductors. 
Artists, technicians, performers and 
other interested parties should contact 
Rev. Al at (213) 668-0080 or 
cacofony @ address.com. 



SOUNDS LIKE 
CACOPHO 



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Thursday, June 6th, 6-9 PM 

111 Minna St. at 2nd St., SF 
^NXT:ia.t a. CHaxacter! 

The Doggie Diner Dog Head will be making a 
special appearance at this gallery opening and 
display of fabulous commercial icons. Iming and 
Joseph of the Minna St. Gallery are hosting this 
reception and book party for the new Chronicle 
book, What a Character! by Warren Dotz and 
Jim Morton. See the figures on display as well 
as the fine photographs of John William Lund. 
Come dressed as your favorite character the 
Pillsbury Dough Boy, the Jolly Green Giant or 
perhaps the Michelin Man. 

Friday, June 21st, 11 AM- 7 PM 

Dm Circle (open to all), 6-7 PM at Justin Herman Plaza 
Sunset Dance Party, 7-10 PM at the Ferry Plaza 
JVIaking ^V^aves 1996 
San Francisco's 5th Annual 
Slimmer Solstice 
JMusic Day 
Musicians and musical 
spoken word artists are invited 
to play in downtown SF at over 
25 stage sites. Market Street 
sidewalks, plazas, courtyards 
and BART stations. 
We encourage all 
attendees to bring 
acoustic 
instruments 
(drums, guitars, 
flutes, etc.) for 
this day-long 
noncommercial 
festival. NO VENDING, except for 
musicians bringing their tapes or CDs. 
Info & Applications: (415) 431-9962, 
(415) 487-9329 or stop by the Making 
Waves office, 2940 16th St. #205, SF 

Saturday, June 29, 9:30 PM- ??? 

Oak Grove Alley (Between Bryant & 
Harrison and 5th & 6tti Streets), SF 
Plunder Industries Presents: 

A joint celebration of pointless whimsical 
absurdity - Plunder cofounder Mark Perez's 29th 
birthday and the 20th anniversary of the arrival 
in SF of Social Deviant and Cacophony Regular, 
Sebastian Melmoth. Plunder Industries, (after 
fending off another hostile takeover attempt by 
HELCO™) is ready to provide you, the discerning 
consumer reveler, with the fine hands-on 
entertainment you've come to expect from this 
caring conglomerate. Music provided by: Bimbo 
Toolshed & 3 Day Stubble - $6 cover charge. 



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Issue 117 




June 1996 





The Ojficial Organ of the San Francisco Cacophony Society 
(415) 665-0351 • http://wunv.zpub.com/caco 

We are highly-trained specialists, courageously 

probing the City's darkest recesses, defibrillating dead 

night life and staunching the sucking chest wounds 

of normalcy. Masked and gowned, we run amok in 

the operating theater of the absurd, administering 

cidtural high colonics and slipping whoopee cushions 

under the bedpans of power. Though we are not 

actually doctors, we've played them on TV. Open up 

and say "Aaaah" - you may already be a member! 



JUNE EVENTS 

A. Friday, June?, 21:00 (that's 9PM) 
They Say That It s a Jungle 
Out There . . . 

attired in animal prints of our own 
making can be impactful if done with 
taste and finesse or? I personally 
prefer the more understated look 
myself, however those with an eye 
towards haute couture might consider 
this an adventure theme. Black tie/ 
tux completely optional unless you 
look really good in one and are out to 
make a statement of your own. (zebra 
cummerbund would not be optional in 
this case!) Later, prowling the streets, 
monkeying around, eating cornflakes, 
banana splits and filling the gas tank 
may be considered after-hour options. 
We'll be stalking the veldt of a very 
"chi-chi" bar with attitude so be 
prepared to pay the bartender, listen 
to live blues (starting around ten 
o'clock) and feel like wild things in a 
dull roar. 

Where: 2125 Lombard St. at Fillmore, SF 
Bring: $ for drinks + 
Questions: Sequential calling and 
lonely hearts discouraged, but for 
real advice on how to look your best 
for the occasion (or worst if you're 
really not a mensch) call Bravo at 
(415)292-5683. 

B. Saturday, June 8, 7:15 PM show 
Movie of the Month Club 

We're kicking off the Movie of the Month 
Club with a public viewing of "The City 
of Lost Childreii'. Here's your chance 
to finally see this amazing film for the 
first time, or, if this is your second 
viewing, to ignore the subtitles and 
immerse yourself fully in sound and 
picture. Aftenwards, we will visit the 
Gold Cane at 1 569 Haight St. to imbibe 
drinks and digest the film, as well as 
plot future film journeys. 
Where: Red Vic Movie House, 1727 
Haight St. at Cole, SF 
Bring: $ for movie and drinks, a 
variety of local film calendars. 



C. Monday, June 10, 8 PM 
The Area 5 1 Invasion Force 

will hold its first planning meeting 
(But you didn't hear it from us) 
Where: Noc Noc at 557 Haight, 
Between Filmore and Steiner, SF 



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D. Friday, June 14, 8 PM 

Fun Things ^With Text^"^ 

Planning Meeting 

I'd like to hold an event where we write 
up twisted stuff and pass it out to people/ 
tourist types. Some of the ideas I've had 
are to compile strange questions on post 
cards and see what answers we get or to 
pass them out on 3x5 cards to regular 
people on the street. Yet another, which I 
really like, is to work up some sort of 
religious propaganda with a twist - starts 
out normal, but gets really pretty weird. 
Let's get together, share ideas and work 
out what, exactly, appeals to us all the 
most. Actual event is slated for mid-July 
and will probably include costumes. 
Where:Tommy's Joynt, Van Ness & Geary, SF 
Hosted by: Autumn Tyr-Salvia 
Info: (415) 494-1157 or haileris@crl.com 



E. Saturday, June 15, 7 PM 
Rockabilly Rebel Party, 
Sing- Along and Potluck 

Rockabilly is a raucous, tuneful mix of 
rebellious music that fuses rock & roll, 
country and other styles. On June 15th 
we'll have an all rockabilly evening 
featuring cuts from my dozens of CDs, 
records and tapes (some very rare) as 
well as a sing-along of certain selected 
"pieces" (photocopied lyrics provided.) 
There will also be sheet music of 
rockabilly guitar, in case any guitarist 
wishes to try and play some rockabilly. 
Where: 1442 Judah, SF 
(NO SMOKING PLEASE) 
Bring: Food/drink for potluck. 

F. Sunday, June 16, 2:00 PM 
(Rain Date: June 30) 

Storm Drain Promenade &c 
Sewer Tour D' Elegance 

Formal wear and rubber boots are de rigeur 
for this signature social event of the haute 
lowlife. Join underground bon vivants 
Sebastian Melmoth (esq.) and Hamilton Beach 
(vsop.) for an elegant excursion into the bowels 
of the East Bay. The walk will include a brief 
but delightful literary salon under a charming 
storm drain — those interested in reading aloud 
should bring a short selection (two pages or 
less) that seems appropriate for the environs. 
Meet: 2 PM at Rockridge BART station, 
top of eastern most parking lot. (If you are 
late, you will be left betiind!!) 
Bring: (1) Formal wear & rubber boots or 
waders, (2) a working flashlight with fresh 
batteries, (3) something to drink on the trail, 
(4) $$ for BART & refreshments afterward. 
Info: Melmoth (510) OLD-POOP) 






G. Wednesday, June 19, 7 PM 

^.-^- ^-sw Dorothy Parker's 

— <;^ ~-^\ Perpetual 

_%^ ' Perambulating 

, ^7 Pedagogic 

^^ Paperback Pow \C^o\v 

This month we're reading Salman 

Rushdie's Midnight's Children . 

". . . the vofce of contemporary India . . . about 

Shiva and Saleem, two of the 1001 babies 

born in the hour following independence . . ." 

Join us while we suck 

down wine, gourmet 

potluck and each 

others opinions'. 

Where: 1442 Judah 

(between 19th & 20th Avenues), SF 

Bring: a main course potluck & 

a copy of the book. 

Your Host: Harry Haller, (415) 751-7502 

H. Monday, June 17, 7-9 PM 
Cacophony Meeting 

EXPERIENCE the vicarious thrills of 
hearing real life 
testimony from actual 
event attendees! SEE 
photographs and news 
clippings of world famous 
Cacophonists in action! 
DIVULGE your very own secret 
thoughts about hosting your own 
event! JOIN US! 

Where: Blakes, (upstairs in the lounge) 
2367 Telegraph at Durant, Berkeley 
Bring: $ for food and drinks. 

/. Saturday, ^une 22, 3 PM 

Aim for the 




^^■.^vW*^ 




R a f t e r s ! 
Tbastosterone 
96 is Here. 

Your Mission: 
Design, customize or jury rig a toaster 
or other device, to launch toast. Prizes 
will be given for height, distance and 
incendiary capability. The only rule is 
that toast must be 
produced. 

Where: The Cell 
Warehouse, 2050 
Bryant St. (Between 
18th & 19th), SF 
Bring: your customized toaster 
Info: Billy Ray Virus (415)907-5048 




/. Saturday, June 29, 2 PM -???/ 
The Big Honkin >^CTiite Trash 
Bodeen Family Reunion and 
Potluck Supper 

All you Bodeen kin are invited to the 

big Bodeen Family Reunion in honor 

of our recently demised Grandpappy 

Vocefus Bodeen. We Bodeens have 

been spit to the four corners of the 

earth, but now it's time to get back 

together for this one special day. We 

want to have a Bodeen Family photo 

album on hand so's all the kinfolk can 

catch up on the past. Send in your 

already captioned, Bodeen Family 

photographs to the Cacophony Family 

Archives Center (PC Box 424969, SF 

94142) no later than June 20th. 

Where: 721 Duke Circle, Pleasant Hill 

Bring: Good Bodeen Family-style home 

cookin', Bodeen 

Family artifacts, 

beehive 

hairdos, 

white trash 

Sunday go 

to meetin' 

clothes, 

family 

memories 

and old 

rivalries. 

Catfights 

encouraged! 

Hosted by: inmamr 

Edwina Jolene Bodeen & 

Iris Mae Paizley-Bodeen 

Directions / recipe suggestions 

(51 0) 685-5385 or (41 5) 665-0351 . 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

(SUMMER OF '96) 

Alien Sex Lab, a joint LA/SF 
Cacophony venture, is a large-scale 
environmental theater production to be 
presented in underground bunkers 
abandoned by the US Military. We will 
celebrate/parody society's growing 
obsession with alien contact and the 
supposed genetic manipulation/ 
experimentation practiced on captive 
humans by their alien abductors. 
Artists, technicians, performers and 
other interested parties should contact 
Rev. Al at (213) 668-0080 or 
cacofony@address.com. 





GAS 



SOUNDS LIKE 
CACOPHO 

Thursday, June 6th, 6-9 PM 

111 Minna St. at 2nd St., SF 
^V</liat a CHaxacter! 

The Doggie Diner Dog Head will be making a 
special appearance at this gallery opening and 
display of fabulous connmercial icons. Iming and 
Joseph of the Minna St. Gallery are hosting this 
reception and book party for the new Chronicle 
book. What a Character! by Warren Dotz and 
Jim Morton. See the figures on display as well 
as the fine photographs of John William Lund. 
Come dressed as your favorite character: the 
Pillsbury Dough Boy, the Jolly Green Giant or 
perhaps the Michelin Man. 

Friday, June 21st, 11 AM -7PM 

Drum Circle (open to all), 6-7 PM atJustir} Hermar] Plaza 
Sunset Dance Party, 7-10 PM at the Ferry Plaza 
IVlaking 'Weaves 1996 
San Francisco's 5 th Annual 
Summer Solstice 
Music Day 
f\/lusicians and musical 
spoken word artists are invited 
to play in downtown SF at over 
25 stage sites, Market Street 
sidewalks, plazas, courtyards 
and BART stations. 
We encourage all 
attendees to bring 
acoustic 
instruments 
(drums, guitars, 
flutes, etc.) for 
this day-long 
noncommercial 
festival. NO VENDING, except for 
musicians bringing their tapes or CDs. 
Info & Applications: (415) 431-9962, 
(415) 487-9329 or stop by the Making 
Waves office, 2940 16th St. #205, SF 

Saturday, June 29, 9:30 PM- ??? 

Oa/f Grove Alley (Between Bryant & 
Harrison and 5th & 6th Streets), SF 
Plunder Industries Presents: 

A joint celebration of pointless whimsical 
absurdity - Plunder cofounder Mark Perez's 29th 
birthday and the 20th anniversary of the arrival 
in SF of Social Deviant and Cacophony Regular, 
Sebastian Melmoth. Plunder Industries, (after 
fending off another hostile takeover attempt by 
HELCO™) is ready to provide you, the discerning 
consumer reveler, with the fine hands-on 
entertainment you've come to expect from this 
caring conglomerate. Music provided by: Bimbo 
Toolshed & 3 Day Stubble - $6 cover charge 



I ^ 1 

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P.O. Box 424969 
San Francisco, CA 94142-4969 

• (pleuse include your name, address and shoe size) 

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The Official Organ ofPhe 
San Francisco Cacophonif BoclePif 

he Cacophony Society 15 a 

<boink> r3!(\doxx\\)i gathered 
network of <\/root> free spirits 
de\/oted to the pursuit of <whooop> 
experiences beyond the <wah-wah> 
mainstream. We are a 3-ring circus with no 
ringmaster, a seltzer-bottle drill team in 
inflatable shoes. We are tumblers md foo\e> 
dsrcdev\\3 shot from camone. Palookaville 
runaways and high-wire goofballs. We twist 
naughty balloon animals and park our 
little clown cars anywhere we damn 
well please. We're all bozos on this 
bus...you may already be a member! 

CaBOphOnyPunLine: 

(415)665-0351 

OurZ^ny^etSite: 
www.zpub.com/caco 

^B Cacophony 
Weeting for July: 

Relive old performances, 

plot new extravaganzas, 

and pickle your funny 

bone. Try out that new 

routine. Laugh really loud and make 

bystanders nervous. 

When: Monday July 22 @ 8PM 
Where: Tommy's Joynt, Van Ness & Geary 
(upstairs in the b